archfiend

noun
arch·fiend | \(ˌ)ärch-ˈfēnd \

Definition of archfiend 

: a chief fiend especially : satan

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Examples of archfiend in a Sentence

he sold his soul to the archfiend

First Known Use of archfiend

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of archfiend was in 1667

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