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xanthippe (noun) – 1. Any nagging, peevish, or irritable woman.
2. (Biography) the wife of Socrates, proverbial as a scolding and quarrelsome woman

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : also (incorrectly) Xantippe, late 16c., spouse of Socrates (5c. B.C.E.), the prototype of the quarrelsome, nagging wife. The name is related to the masc. proper name Xanthippos, a compound of xanthos “yellow” + hippos “horse”

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