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  • n. A trull or prostitute.
  • n. A scold or gossip.
  • v. To rail or scold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A trull or prostitute; a scold or gossip.
  • intransitive v. To rail or scold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rail; scold.
  • n. A tattling or talkative woman; a scold; a gossip.
  • n. A trull; a drab; a lewd woman.


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  • (noun/verb) - (1) A vulgar, scolding, ill-tempered, unchaste woman; an ancient word in common use, though perishing from literature. "A callet of boundless tongue who late hath beat her husband." The Winter's Tale. "A beggar in his drink could not have laid such terms upon his callet." Othello.

    --Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874

    (2) To scold, as a calleting housewife.

    --John Ray's Words Not Generally Used, 1691

    January 14, 2018

  • a drab, untidy woman

    July 13, 2008