devils on horseback

Definition of devils on horseback

: a dish consisting of oysters or pieces of chicken liver seasoned, wrapped in bacon, and broiled or fried : pigs in blankets

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for devils on horseback

so called from the similarity to angels on horseback

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About devils on horseback

Dictionary Entries Near devils on horseback

Devils Lake

devils on horseback

Devils Postpile

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for devils on horseback

Cite this Entry

“Devils on horseback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devils%20on%20horseback. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!