devilry

noun dev·il·ry \ ˈde-vᵊl-rē \
variants: or deviltry play \-vᵊl-trē\

Definition of devilry

plural devilries or -tries
1 a :action performed with the help of the devil :witchcraft
2 :an act of devilry

Examples of devilry in a Sentence

  1. children always getting into some devilry

  2. superstitious villagers who were quick to attribute an unexpected occurrence to devilry

First Known Use of devilry

14th century



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