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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Xanthippe Fifth century B.C. The wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding.

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  • n. An ill-tempered woman.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ξανθίππη (Xanthippē), the name of the shrewish wife of Socrates. (Wiktionary)

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