virago

Part of speech: noun

A turbulent woman; vixen.

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Usage examples "virago":

  1. She had the temper of a virago; she stormed against her husband, she threatened him, she sometimes rushed at him and tore his hair; she repeatedly left his house, but was prevailed upon by him to return. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
  2. And these were the children: Janet was a religious fanatic and a virago, She debated religion with her husband for ten years, Then he refused to talk, and for twenty years Scarcely spoke to her. - "Toward the Gulf", Edgar Lee Masters.
  3. Was his wife such a terrifying virago? - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.