The Alternative Swedish Dictionary: djävla

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djävla pronunciation
  • /ˈjɛːvˌla/
etymology Attested since 1704 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. From djävul ("devil").
adjective: {{head}} (uninflected)
  1. (colloquial) A mostly negative reinforcing expletive; damned, goddamned. Hon är en djävla idiot! "She's a goddamned idiot!" Du är en djävla bra kompis. "You're one hell of a friend."
Synonyms: förbaskad, rackarns, sabla, satans
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