devilment

[dev-uh l-muh nt]

noun

devilish action or conduct; deviltry.

Nearby words

  1. devil-may-care,
  2. devilfish,
  3. devilish,
  4. devilkin,
  5. devilled,
  6. devilry,
  7. devils island,
  8. devils-on-horseback,
  9. deviltry,
  10. devilwood

Origin of devilment

First recorded in 1765–75; devil + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for devilment

devilment

noun

devilish or mischievous conduct
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Word Origin and History for devilment

devilment

n.

1771; see devil + -ment.

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