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cacodemon

or cacodaemon

[kak-uh-dee-muh n] /ˌkæk əˈdi mən/
noun
1.
an evil spirit; devil; demon.
Origin of cacodemon
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95, cacodemon is from the Greek word kakodaímōn having an evil genius, ill-fated. See caco-, demon
Related forms
cacodemonic, cacodaemonic
[kak-uh-di-mon-ik] /ˌkæk ə dɪˈmɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cacodemoniac, cacodaemoniac
[kak-uh-di-moh-nee-ak] /ˌkæk ə dɪˈmoʊ niˌæk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Consequently, if Mrs Warren must needs be a demon, a bookmaker must be a cacodemon.

    Mrs. Warren's Profession George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for cacodemon

cacodemon

/ˌkækəˈdiːmən/
noun
1.
an evil spirit or devil
Word Origin
C16: from Greek kakodaimōn evil genius
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