[shee-dev-il, -dev-]


a woman who resembles a devil, as in extreme wickedness, cruelty, or bad temper. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of she-devil

Historical Examples of she-devil

  • I suppose they've never found any trace of the she-devil, have they?

    A Tar-Heel Baron

    Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton

  • "You she-devil," he said in a low clear voice, turned on his heel and left the room.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • The disguise was good for all that; had it not been for that she-devil, I must have escaped.

  • But the saints have made a mistake this time, for he is dead, and that she-devil has all.


    Marie Corelli

  • For there remained nothing further to say to such a she-devil of an expert.

    The Business of Life

    Robert W. Chambers

Word Origin and History for she-devil

"difficult woman," 1840, from she + devil (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper