Word of the day

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termagant (noun) –  A woman regarded as quarrelsome or scolding; a shrew.

(adj) – Shrewish; scolding.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Circa 1500, “violent, overbearing person” (especially of women), from Teruagant, Teruagaunt (circa 1200), name of a fictitious Muslim deity appearing in medieval morality plays, from Old French Tervagant, a proper name in Chanson de Roland (circa 1100), of uncertain origin. As an adjective from 1590s.

 


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