Devilnition Definition

In honor of Ambrose Bierce’s subversive lexicon The Devil’s Dictionary, I hereby coin the word “devilnition” as follows:

devilnitionn. a verbal definition, in the style of a dictionary entry, which imparts a subversive, ironic, or humorous meaning to the defined word, e.g. “Scientist – An intellectual who distracts himself from depressing contemplation of insoluble philosophical problems by meticulous attention to inconsequential physical ones.”