Deviltry Definition

-əl-rē
devilries, deviltries
noun
Reckless mischief, fun, etc.
Webster's New World
Extreme cruelty; wickedness.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Evil magic; witchcraft.
American Heritage
An act of mischief, cruelty, or witchcraft.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Deviltry

Noun

Singular:
deviltry
Plural:
deviltries

Origin of Deviltry

  • Alteration (influenced by such words as gallantry) of devilry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant spelling of devilry, influenced by gallantry.

    From Wiktionary

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