termagant

Part of speech: noun

A brawling, turbulent woman; shrew.

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Usage examples "termagant":

  1. For the sake of the lesson, it should be understood that she was thus truly benevolent and kindly, and no vulgar termagant or scold. - "Harriet Martineau", Florence Fenwick Miller.
  2. Half- an- hour before midnight was the time chosen for the sailing of the sloop Termagant, in order that she might get away quietly and escape the press- gang. - "The Lighthouse", Robert Ballantyne.
  3. It was the decree of fate, your Honour, following his own word and action, that this man should become as a rag doll in the hands of a termagant. - "Darrel of the Blessed Isles", Irving Bacheller.