Fiend Meaning: What Does the Slang Term “Fiend” Mean? with Useful Examples

Last Updated on March 23, 2020

What does Fiend mean? What is the definition of this internet slang term? The following lesson will explain how and when to use this slang word with useful conversation examples and ESL picture.

Fiend Meaning

What Does Fiend Mean?

One use of the term ‘fiend’ is for the description of someone who wants something extremely bad. Other uses include people who hold a lot of skills in certain areas or tasks. Along with describing a person who gathers something in any way possible by begging, borrowing, or stealing. The term can also be used to describe a troublemaker or an evil person.

Origin of Fiend

Some people believe that the origin of ‘fiend’ merely started at the hands of teens. This theory happened when teens misspelled the word friend. The term just seems to have appeared in the urban language used today.

Conversation Examples

Here are many different ways you will find this online slang term used.

Example 1

  • Texter 1: Did you get your chores done?
  • Texter 2: Nope and not going to do them.
  • Texter 1: You fiend, won’t you get in trouble.
  • Texter 2: Probably lol.

A couple of friends talking and one says they don’t care if they get in trouble for not doing their chores causing their friend to call them a fiend for their selfish actions.

  • lol – Laugh Out Loud

Example 2

  • Guy: Don’t let him eat all that.
  • Girl: I know he shouldn’t.
  • Guy: Really all that sugar isn’t good.
  • Girl: I’m trying, but he screams when I take it from him.
  • Girl: He is being a little fiend.

Here you have a girl talking with her boyfriend about a kid who isn’t behaving and trying to eat an entire cake. When they try to make him stop he screams acting like a little devil causing her to call him a ‘fiend’.

Fiend Meaning Infographic


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