archfiend

[ ahrch-feend ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˈfind /

noun

a chief fiend.

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Origin of archfiend

First recorded in 1660–70; arch-1 + fiend
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British Dictionary definitions for archfiend

archfiend
/ (ˌɑːtʃˈfiːnd) /

noun

the archfiend (often capital) the chief of fiends or devils; Satan
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