devilment

noun

dev·​il·​ment ˈde-vᵊl-mənt How to pronounce devilment (audio)
-ˌment

Examples of devilment in a Sentence

Ruffians were breaking windows out of sheer devilment. his devilment at school remains the stuff of local legend
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Word History

Etymology

devil entry 1 + -ment

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devilment was in 1771

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“Devilment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devilment. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

devilment

noun
dev·​il·​ment ˈdev-əl-mənt How to pronounce devilment (audio)
-ˌment
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