Definition of Old Nick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Old Nick

BrE BrE//ˌəʊld ˈnɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊld ˈnɪk//
(old-fashioned, humorous)
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the Devil Word Originmid 17th cent.: probably from a familiar form of the given name Nicholas.
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