- (Star Wars) A Sith Lord. Used attributively, as a title: Darth Vader.
- Very rarely used as a name on its own.
- Also, by extension, for any frighteningly evil person, or one seen as directly responsible for distinctly negative events.
Etymology: Unknown; sometimes considered to be a contraction of the title Dark Lord of the Sith, or a blend of dark and death.Within the Star Wars universe it has been explained as a renaming after the eponymous Sith Lord w:Darth Andeddu, Darth Andeddu.
- Because of their boss's lack of respect for them, the employees referred to him as "Darth Phil."
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