shaitan

noun
shai·tan | \shā-ˈtän, shī-\

Definition of shaitan 

: an evil spirit specifically : an evil jinni

Examples of shaitan in a Sentence

her fate was sealed once she let the shaitan out of the bottle

First Known Use of shaitan

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shaitan

Arabic shayṭān

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