a devil of

idiom

Definition of a devil of 

informal

: very difficult or causing a lot of trouble The new regulations have created a devil of a problem for many small businesses. He had a devil of a time getting another job.

Learn More about a devil of

Share a devil of

Dictionary Entries near a devil of

a deuce of

ad eundem

à deux

a devil of

ad extremum

ADF

ad feminam

Statistics for a devil of

Look-up Popularity

Comments on a devil of

What made you want to look up a devil of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!