noun Scot. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deil

Historical Examples of deil

  • "Deil tak the hindmost" is by no means the crie de guerre of my muse.

  • "The deil a word o' that's i' the word itsel, though," rejoined David with a smile.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • "But somehow 'deil' doesn't sound as bad as devil," argued Blanche.

    Hunter's Marjory

    Margaret Bruce Clarke

  • Weel, hoo the deil do ye ken whether this be the road or no?

    The Jest Book

    Mark Lemon

  • He's as polite and friendly as the deil, but he'll have naething to do with me or with onybody.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for deil



a Scot word for devil
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