Why do they call Satan Old Nick
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Old Nick (English)
Word combination, noun, proper noun 
- Old Nick, no plural
- IPA: [əʊld nɪk] (UK), [oʊld nɪk] (US)
- Audio samples: -
-  joking:Nickname of the devil as the supreme personification of evil
- 17th century: probably from a nickname for Nicholas, possibly also from the Norse mythology: "Nick" an evil water spirit
-  the Devil, Satan, Lucifer
-  "He gave me a look that would scare Old Nick“
- He gave me a look, himself the devil would scare.
References and further information:
-  English Wikipedia article "Devil in Christianity"
-  Oxford English Dictionary "Old Nick"
-  Macmillan Dictionary: "Old Nick" (British), "Old Nick" (US-American)
-  Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary "Old + Nick"
-  Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus "Old + Nick"
-  Dictionary.com English-English dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia "Old Nick"
-  PONS English-German, keyword: "Old + Nick"
-  dict.cc English-German, keyword: "Old + Nick"
-  LEO English-German, keyword: "Old + Nick"
-  Online Etymology Dictionary "Nick"
-  Nick. In: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. The ARTFL Project - The University of Chicago, 1913, accessed February 3, 2013.
- ↑Oxford English Dictionary "Old Nick"
- ↑Online Etymology Dictionary "Nick"
- ↑Nick. In: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. The ARTFL Project - The University of Chicago, 1913, accessed February 3, 2013.
- ↑Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus "Old + Nick"
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