Old Nick

noun
\ ˈōl(d)-ˈnik How to pronounce Old Nick (audio) \

Definition of Old Nick

used as a name of the devil

Examples of Old Nick in a Sentence

he gave me a look that would scare Old Nick

First Known Use of Old Nick

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Old Nick was circa 1643

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“Old Nick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Old%20Nick. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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