Faust

noun
\ ˈfau̇st How to pronounce Faust (audio) \
variants: or Faustus \ ˈfau̇-​stəs How to pronounce Faustus (audio) , ˈfȯ-​ \

Definition of Faust

: a magician of German legend who enters into a compact with the devil

First Known Use of Faust

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Faust

German

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“Faust.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Faust. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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