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Old Nick

noun, Informal.
1.
the devil; Satan.
Origin of Old Nick
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70
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  • They are coming along as though they were followed by the Old Nick himself!

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • Old Nick, in some form or other, is the basis of every kind of Christianity.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • He loveth of the little maid, so much as Old Nick 'loweth him.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • We've got to know where we stand, or there will be the Old Nick to pay.

    Blindfolded Earle Ashley Walcott
  • Few people in those days had the courage to take Old Nick good-naturedly.

    Devil Stories Various
  • As if he was just so full of the Old Nick he couldn't behave if he tried.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • Old Nick couldn't have slept near 'em; caw caw, caw, all mixt up together in one jumble of a sound, like "jawe."

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • It had been hung there in Old Nick's day and was quite as pertinent in her case as it might have been in his.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring
  • I knew that she would keep the covenant but I consented to please Old Nick.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring
  • Do it again if I ran across a sick man, dont care if he was the Old Nick himself.

British Dictionary definitions for Old Nick

Old Nick

noun
1.
(informal) a jocular name for Satan
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