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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  devil, deuce

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