caco·​de·​mon ˌka-kə-ˈdē-mən How to pronounce cacodemon (audio)
: demon
cacodemonic adjective

Examples of cacodemon in a Sentence

he'd often wrestle with his conscience, but inevitably the cacodemons would win
Recent Examples on the Web Fat and floaty cacodemons vomit onto the streets, turning the pavement to rubble. Matthew Gault, Time, 21 Jan. 2020

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Word History


borrowed from Late Latin cacodaemōn "calamitous," borrowed from Greek kakodaímōn "possessed by a malevolent spirit, ill-fated, (as noun) malevolent spirit," from kako- caco- + daímōn "personal spirit, bringing luck or ill, that accompanies an individual" — more at demon

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cacodemon was in 1538

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Cite this Entry

“Cacodemon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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