Definition of “demon” - English Dictionary

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“demon” in British English

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uk /ˈdiː.mən/ us /ˈdiː.mən/

[ C usually singular ] approving a person who does a particular activity with great skill or energy:

She works like a demon.
Stefan has a demon serve.

[ C ] a person who behaves very badly:

humorous That's the last time I take care of her kids - I'll be glad when the little demons go home.

[ C ] a negative feeling that causes you to worry or behave badly:

She had her demons and, later in life, they drove her to drink.


(Definition of “demon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“demon” in American English

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demonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdi·mən/

an evil spirit

(Definition of “demon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)