Part of speech: noun

A vixenish old woman; hag.

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Usage examples "harridan":

  1. My dosing may do no good and before the day is out you may be calling me a meddlesome old harridan. - "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
  2. I see- old offenders; oh, your humble servant, Mrs. Harridan! - "The Adventures of Roderick Random", Tobias Smollett.
  3. The door was flung open, and there stood the fat harridan, and towering over her was a great red- haired policeman, who seemed both relieved and abashed when he saw Ideala. - "Ideala", Sarah Grand.