djävla

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Attested since 1704 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. From djävul ("devil").

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djävla (uninflected)

  1. (colloquial) A mostly negative reinforcing expletive; damned, goddamned.
    Hon är en djävla idiot!
    "She's a goddamned idiot!"
    Du är en djävla bra kompis.
    "You're one hell of a friend."

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