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she-devil

[shee-dev-il, -dev-] /ˈʃiˈdɛv ɪl, -ˌdɛv-/
noun
1.
a woman who resembles a devil, as in extreme wickedness, cruelty, or bad temper.
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Word Origin and History for shedevil

she-devil

n.

"difficult woman," 1840, from she + devil (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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she-devil

noun

A wicked and difficult woman; harridan; harpie: Hell, I practically had the she-devil cornered (1840+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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