Old Nick n.
1. [mid-17C+] the Devil.
2. [late 19C] (Anglo-Irish) the joker in a pack of cards.
3. [1920s] in fig. use.
[1920s] (UK Und.) the broad arrows printed on convict uniforms during 19C/early 20C.
[late 19C] (Aus.) to act in a riotous manner.
see raise Ned under Ned n.