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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Late Latin
Origin: daemon 'evil spirit', from Greek daimon


Related topics: Occult
de‧mon [countable]
1RO an evil spirit or force:
He was speeding down the motorway as if pursued by a demon.
2 [usually plural] something that makes you anxious and causes you problems:
She struggled with her husband's demons of addiction and alcoholism.
3 someone who is very good at something - often used humorously:
a demon cook

the demon drink

British EnglishDFD alcoholic drink - often used humorously

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