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Definition of "devilry" [dev•il•ry]

  • Variant of deviltry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "devilry" in a sentence
  • "But this conflation of good times with devilry is like something out of a 17th century Puritan ethic which goes by the dictum that someone somewhere is enjoying themselves and this must be stopped immediately."
  • "But Orientals are aware that the period of especial feminine devilry is between the first menstruation and twenty when, according to some, every girl is a “possible murderess.”"
  • "Buck Klinker, returning from some stag devilry at the hour of two A.M., and attracted to the Scriptorium by the light under the door, found the little Doctor pacing the floor in his stocking feet, with the gas blazing and the shade up as high as it would go."