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English definition of “devil”

devil

noun (PERSON)    /ˈdev.əl/
C2 [C] informal someone, especially a child, who behaves badly: Those little/young devils broke my window.Children and babies [C] informal humorous a person who enjoys doing things people might disapprove of: "I'm going to wear a short black skirt and thigh-length boots." "Ooh, you devil!" Have another slice of cake - go on, be a devil!Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men [C] informal used with an adjective to describe someone and express your opinion about something that has happened to them: I hear you've got a new car, you lucky devil! He's been ill for weeks, poor devil.People in general
(Definition of devil noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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