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the devil; Satan.
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Origin of Old Nick
First recorded in 1660–70
Words nearby Old Nick
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How to use Old Nick in a sentence
Her letters were so frank and sincere, that they made quite an impression on Old Nick, and he decided to engage her.
"Water isn't hot," muttered Old Nick, clasping both hands about the jug.
Then there was an old salt, just such another as Old Nick, who was full of an innumerable quantity of stories.Barney Blake, The Boy Privateer|Herrick Johnstone
I hope the next crack won't give us a picture of the Old Nick himself, horns, split hoofs, forked tail and all!The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point|Quincy Allen
Probably a play on the words Nich-olas and Old Nick may be designed.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for Old Nick
informal a jocular name for Satan
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