arch·​nem·​e·​sis | \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈne-mə-səs How to pronounce archnemesis (audio) \
plural archnemeses\ (ˌ)ärch-​ˈne-​mə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce archnemeses (audio) \

Definition of archnemesis

: archrival Ratchet and Clank are split up after the spritelike beings called the Zoni whisk Clank away. Players soon find out Dr. Nefarious, their archnemesis, was partly behind the kidnapping. — Gieson Cacho, Contra Costa Times (California), 10 Dec. 2009

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First Known Use of archnemesis

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archnemesis

arch- entry 1 + nemesis

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“Archnemesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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