devilry

[ dev-uh l-ree ]
/ ˈdɛv əl ri /

noun, plural dev·il·ries.

Origin of devilry

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at devil, -ry
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devilry

deviltry

/ (ˈdɛvəlrɪ) /

noun plural -ries or -tries

reckless or malicious fun or mischief
wickedness or cruelty
black magic or other forms of diabolism

Word Origin for devilry

C18: from French diablerie, from diable devil
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