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[shee-dev-il, -dev-] /ˈʃiˈdɛv ɪl, -ˌdɛv-/
a woman who resembles a devil, as in extreme wickedness, cruelty, or bad temper. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I suppose they've never found any trace of the she-devil, have they?

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • "You she-devil," he said in a low clear voice, turned on his heel and left the room.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • The disguise was good for all that; had it not been for that she-devil, I must have escaped.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • But the saints have made a mistake this time, for he is dead, and that she-devil has all.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • For there remained nothing further to say to such a she-devil of an expert.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • Why should I go and saddle myself with a she-devil just when I'm coming into a bit of money?

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • To the eyes of some persons Sainte-Pelagie is a she-devil who burns the souls of young men.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • You are a—an angel-woman, but you can play a she-devil like an inspired creature.

    The Man Thou Gavest Harriet T. Comstock
Word Origin and History for she-devil

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for she-devil



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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