devilry

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

Definition of devilry

plural devilries or deviltries
1 a : action performed with the help of the devil : witchcraft
c : mischief
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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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