Old Nick

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Derived from Neken, an "evil spirit" from the North according to Grose's 1788 s:A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Proper noun[edit]

Old Nick

  1. The Devil; Satan.
    Synonyms: Old Scratch, Old Serpent; see also Thesaurus:Satan