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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A large strong and aggressive woman; A noisy or scolding or domineering woman.

Usage examples (33)
  • It met its persecutor with a shriek, almost exactly like that of an angry virago.
  • Randle Holme says that a sleeve thus tied in at the elbow was called a virago sleeve.
  • As for "virago", it may be male in Shakespeare, but it was female all the way back to Plautus.
  • "Well, did you get it?" one of them, apparently the "virago" herself, asked abruptly. for more
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