Harridan



[hahr-i-dn] /ˈhɑr ɪ dn/

noun
1.
a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew.
/ˈhærɪdən/
noun
1.
a scolding old woman; nag
n.

1700, “one that is half Whore, half Bawd” [“Dictionary of the Canting Crew”]; “a decayed strumpet” [Johnson], probably from French haridelle “a poore tit, or leane ill-favored jade,” [Cotgrave, 1611], in French from 16c., of unknown origin.

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