archenemy

[ ahrch-en-uh-mee ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˈɛn ə mi /

noun, plural arch·en·e·mies.

a chief enemy.
Satan; the Devil.

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Origin of archenemy

First recorded in 1540–50; arch-1 + enemy
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British Dictionary definitions for archenemy

archenemy
/ (ˈɑːtʃˈɛnɪmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

a chief enemy
the archenemy (often capital) the devil
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