Definition of Great Satan in US English:

Great Satan

(also great Satan, great satan)


  • 1The ultimate source of evil; an extremely negative social or political phenomenon; an arch-enemy.

  • 2Derogatory. The United States, viewed as an imperialistic and malevolent power, especially in the context of U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Blake (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet. From great + Satan.


Great Satan

/ˌɡreɪt ˈseɪtn/