Main meanings of devil-dodging in English

: devil-dodging1devil-dodging2

devil-dodging1

noun

slang, humorous, derogatory, rare, historical
  • The action or practice of attending services of more than one Christian denomination.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From devil + dodging, after devil dodger.

Pronunciation

devil-dodging

/ˈdɛvlˌdɒdʒɪŋ/

Main meanings of devil-dodging in English

: devil-dodging1devil-dodging2

devil-dodging2

adjective

slang, humorous, derogatory, rare, historical
  • 1Extremely devout or sanctimonious; overzealous.

  • 2That attends services of more than one Christian denomination; (in extended use) ecumenical.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charley Wag. From devil + dodging, after devil dodger.

Pronunciation

devil-dodging

/ˈdɛvlˌdɒdʒɪŋ/