speed demon


chiefly US, informal
: someone or something that moves or works very fast
The new cook is a regular speed demon.
This computer is a real speed demon compared with/to my old computer.

Examples of speed demon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But don’t be fooled: Neither machine is a speed demon. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Dec. 2011 Are there certain songs that are most likely to bring out everyone’s inner speed demon, and are those songs about highways? Leila Sales, SPIN, 18 Mar. 2024 Channel your inner speed demon in the lightest shoe made by Brooks. Sarah Kester, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2024 There’s more to the open-top speed demon than the man who raced it, though. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 For those who want a speed demon for the whole family, check out the Hyundai Sonata N Line or the Kia K5 GT, both of which have 290-hp engines that’ll shoot them to 60 mph in about 5 seconds. Greg S. Fink, Car and Driver, 8 June 2023 Hyatt: That this speed demon is still available ranks among the biggest surprises (along with quarterback Will Levis and tight Michael Mayer) of the first night. Jim McBride, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2023 Eliud Kipchoge is marathon running’s ultimate speed demon. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2023 Grant was an apparent speed demon with his horse and buggy. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2023

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“Speed demon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20demon. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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