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cacodemon

or cac·o·dae·mon

[ kak-uh-dee-muhn ]
/ ˌkæk əˈdi mən /
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noun
an evil spirit; devil; demon.
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Origin of cacodemon

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cacodemon

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
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How to use cacodemon in a sentence

  • 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

cacodemon

cacodaemon

/ (ˌkækəˈdiːmən) /

noun
an evil spirit or devil

Word Origin for cacodemon

C16: from Greek kakodaimōn evil genius
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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