Meaning of devil's horn in English:

devil's horn


  • 1Usually in plural Either of the horns on the head of the Devil or a devil; a model or representation of this, especially worn as an item of fancy dress.

  • 2In plural A hand gesture representing devil's horns, made by extending the index and little fingers while holding the middle and ring fingers down with the thumb.

  • 3British, East Anglian English dialect, historical, rare The stinkhorn fungus Phallus impudicus. Also "devil's horn fungus".


Late 16th century. From the genitive of devil + horn.


devil's horn

/ˌdɛvlz ˈhɔːn/