Someone appears after you mention them. "Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil".
Speak of the Devil - look who's here!
by Chicago God April 12, 2005
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when you're talking about someone behind their back and they show up
Cracker 1: "dude you know those niggers Tyrone, Jaquan and Mike Jones.... o shit hey brothas!"
Cracker 2: "speak of the devil!"
by brotha brown April 21, 2008
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When someone is taking about a person,how is expecting him, and finally he arrives.
Speak of the devil,I've been waiting for you for a long time.Where have you been?
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the person we were just mentioned showed up! Speak of The Devil is an idiom,
used if the person that was just mentioned in a conversation showing up unexpectedly.
Person 1: Why is person 4 so late to class?
Person 2: I don’t know.
Person 3: Me neither.
Person 4: Hi guys! i’m here, sorry for taking so long i was trying to be perfect today.
Person 1: Speak of the devil.
by Enter Your Pseudonym Here March 25, 2022
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