Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Diable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Diable, flavoured with hot spices.
  • n. Sometimes used to refer to the devil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Cuban name of the bat-fish, Og, cocephalus vespertilio. See cut under bat-fish.

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by Spanish diablo, devil) of diable.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish diablo ("devil") (Wiktionary)
French diable ("devil"), from Old French. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A diablo is nothing but a jumper wire installed behind the meter so about half the electricity used by-passes the meter and is stolen.

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  • Taty managed to style his way through the heat with a huge shaka diablo and an awesome culo.

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  • From Spanish words in the text, such as diablo, it is also likely that it was taken down by a Spanish missionary or a literate Aztec convert from an oral performance only a few decades after the Conquest of Mexico in 1521.

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  • I have never had a dish prepared "diablo" style that was in the least bit interesting or complex but I'm open to new ideas.

    Salsa Diablo

  • We started with an unusual sounding hamachi sashimi with avocado and cantaloupe good, but even better with the addition of a touch of salt, making me wonder why I don't carry a container of my favorite Maldon sea salt with me for emergencies and the bay scallop "diablo," a voluptuously creamy gratin that the chef apparently learned in New Orleans.

    Two in the Mission: Limón and Range

  • I had not seen the "diablo," or at least I don't remember having seen any woman or man who looked like him.

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  • Mijares argued that the devil, or "diablo," was a "living person" so that name should also be prohibited.

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  • Family games I purchased the game "diablo" a few days before, but when I got the game box, I found the cd key in it is not used!

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  • Lieberman, make America's day and quietly vanish. diablo

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  • They're famed for their bombas meat-filled mashed-potato balls rolled in breadcrumbs served with a choice of three sauces, graded by spiciness – salsa del diablo being the hottest.

    10 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

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