deevil

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deevil (plural deevils)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of devil.
    • 1881, Margaret O. (Wilson) Oliphant, The Open Door, and the Portrait.[1]:
      If the deevil himsel was in the auld hoose, I have no interest in 't one way or another--" "Sandy, hold your peace!" cried his wife imperatively. "
    • 1912, O. Douglas, Olivia in India[2]:
      The last I saw of her she had seized the khansamah's young assistant and was shouting at him, "Chokra--ye impident little black deevil, will you tell this moment, has there been an accident?"

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