Faust

noun
\ˈfau̇st \
variants: or Faustus \ ˈfau̇-​stəs , 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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