Definition of diable au corps in US English:

diable au corps

noun

  • Restless or inexhaustible energy; spirit, brio.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Musical World. From French diable au corps, lit. ‘devil in the body’ from diable devil + au, contracted form of à le + corps body.

Pronunciation

diable au corps

/diːˌɑːbl(ə) əʊ ˈkɔː/