the dickens

Definition of the dickens

informal + old-fashioned

  1. —used to make a statement or question more forceful What the dickens do you mean? We'll have to work like the dickens to finish this project. (US) It scared/frightened the dickens out of people. (US) She's as cute as the dickens.

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dickensplay
  1. :  devil, deuce


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