E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The fiend-prince that urges to theft.
Five fiends have been in poor. Tom at once: of lust, as Obidicut; Hobbididance, prince of dumbness; Mahu, of stealing; Modo, of murder; Flibbertigibbet, of mopping and mowing.Shakespeare: King Lear, iv. 1.