or cac·o·dae·mon

[ kak-uh-dee-muh n ]
/ ˌkæk əˈdi mən /


an evil spirit; devil; demon.

Origin of cacodemon

First recorded in 1585–95, cacodemon is from the Greek word kakodaímōn having an evil genius, ill-fated. See caco-, demon

Related forms

cac·o·de·mon·ic, cac·o·dae·mon·ic [kak-uh-di-mon-ik] /ˌkæk ə dɪˈmɒn ɪk/, cac·o·de·mo·ni·ac, cac·o·dae·mo·ni·ac [kak-uh-di-moh-nee-ak] /ˌkæk ə dɪˈmoʊ niˌæk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cacodemon

  • Consequently, if Mrs Warren must needs be a demon, a bookmaker must be a cacodemon.

    Mrs. Warren's Profession|George Bernard Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for cacodemon



/ (ˌkækəˈdiːmən) /


an evil spirit or devil

Word Origin for cacodemon

C16: from Greek kakodaimōn evil genius
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