she-devil

[ shee-dev-il, -dev- ]
/ ˈʃiˈdɛv ɪl, -ˌdɛv- /

noun

a woman who resembles a devil, as in extreme wickedness, cruelty, or bad temper.

Nearby words

  1. she stoops to conquer,
  2. she'd,
  3. she'll,
  4. she's,
  5. she-crab soup,
  6. she-male,
  7. she-oak,
  8. she-wolf,
  9. she/he,
  10. shea

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Word Origin and History for she-devil

she-devil

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper