harridan

harridan
Synonyms and related words:
Jezebel, baboon, bad woman, bag, baggage, bitch, blemish, blot, broad, chippy, clitoromaniac, cocotte, dog, drab, easy lay, easy woman, eyesore, floozy, frail sister, fright, gargoyle, grisette, hag, hussy, hysteromaniac, jade, loose woman, mess, monster, monstrosity, no beauty, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac, pickup, quean, scarecrow, sight, slut, strumpet, tart, teratism, trollop, trull, ugly duckling, uteromaniac, wanton, wench, whore, witch

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Harridan — Har ri*dan (h[a^]r r[i^]*dan), n. [F. haridelle a worn out horse, jade.] A worn out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag. [1913 Webster] Such a weak, watery, wicked old harridan, substituted for the pretty creature I had been used to see. De Quincey …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harridan — 1700, one that is half Whore, half Bawd [ Dictionary of the Canting Crew ]; a decayed strumpet [Johnson], probably from Fr. haridelle a poore tit, or leane ill favored jade, [Cotgrave, 1611], in French from 16c., of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • harridan — ► NOUN ▪ a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman. ORIGIN perhaps from French haridelle old horse …   English terms dictionary

  • harridan — [har′i dən] n. [prob. altered < Fr haridelle, worn out horse, jade] a nasty, bad tempered woman, esp. an old one …   English World dictionary

  • harridan — [[t]hæ̱rɪdən[/t]] harridans N COUNT (disapproval) If you call a woman a harridan, you mean that she is unpleasant and speaks too forcefully. [FORMAL] She was a mean old harridan …   English dictionary

  • harridan — UK [ˈhærɪd(ə)n] / US [ˈherɪd(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms harridan : singular harridan plural harridans offensive an insulting name for a woman who you think is unpleasant …   English dictionary

  • harridan — noun Steve tried to scare us with stories of the evil harridan Miss Duffy, who in reality was the sweetest teacher in Coolidge Elementary Syn: shrew, termagant, virago, harpy, vixen, nag, hag, crone, dragon, ogress; fishwife, hellcat, she devil,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • harridan — noun Etymology: perhaps modification of French haridelle old horse, gaunt woman Date: 1678 shrew 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • harridan — /hahr i dn/, n. a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew. [1690 1700; perh. alter of F haridelle thin, worn out horse, large, gaunt woman (compared with the initial element of haras stud farm, though derivation is unclear)] Syn. nag, virago, scold.… …   Universalium

  • harridan — noun /ˈhæɹ.ɪ.dən,ˈhɛɹ.ɪ.dən,ˈhæɹ.ɪ.dən/ A vicious and scolding woman, especially an older one …   Wiktionary


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