Definition of deil in US English:



  • ‘deil take the hindmost!’
    Scottish form of devil
    • ‘Once on a time there was a lad who was walking along a road cracking nuts, so he found one that was worm-eaten, and just at that very moment he met the Deil.’
    • ‘After all, in Falkirk the town hall carries the inscription, ‘Better meddle with the deil than with the bairns of Falkirk’.’
    • ‘‘What'll we do with the wee deil?‘asked the mother.’
    • ‘He's sweet when he wants but can be a real deil when he really wants to!’