"devil" Definition

  1. among barristers, to get up the facts of a case for a leader; to arrange everything in the most comprehensive form, so that the Q.C. or Serjeant can absorb the question without much trouble. DEVILLING is juniors’ work, but much depends on it, and on the ability with which it is done.
  2. a printer’s youngest apprentice, an errand-boy in a printing-office.

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Position in the dictionary: 956 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: devil dodger, devil-may-care, devil-scolder, devil’s bed-posts, devil’s books, devil’s delight, devil’s dung, devil’s dust, devil’s livery, devil’s teeth
Previous words in the dictionary: deuce, despatchers, derrick, derby-dog, demirep, delicate, dee, deck, death-hunter, death

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