dev Patel loitered around another corridor, waiting for his plugged-in phone to charge.
dev is Indian, so they (obviously) go to an Indian restaurant.
Well, there we sit and write in our dream books, and Uncle Roger passes by and accuses us of being up to dev—to very bad mischief.
"As giddy as the dev—that is, as giddy as a goose," said Jonathan.
Good school in the neighbourhood; cheap country: dev'lish nice place for East India Colonels, or families wanting to retire.
They should always be pronounced gard'n and oft'n, ev'l and dev'l.
But an evil demon (dev) was sent to them by Ahriman, the representative of everything noxious and sinful.
What the dev—And you're actually asking me to tell her so too?
dev'lish well-mannered girl—my sister-in-law has the manners of a duchess and would bring up any girl well.
What the dev—I beg your pardon, Madame la Vicomtesse, but you give me something of a surprise.