fiend / fēnd/ • n. an evil spirit or demon. ∎ a wicked or cruel person: a fiend thirsty for blood and revenge. ∎ a person causing mischief or annoyance: you little fiend! ∎ inf. a person who is excessively fond of or addicted to something: a wine fiend. ORIGIN: Old English fēond ‘an enemy, the devil, a demon,’ of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vijand and German Feind ‘enemy.’
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