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

Word History



First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Faust was in 1589

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“Faust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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