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Common scold   /kˈɑmən skoʊld/   Listen
Common scold

noun
1.
Someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault.  Synonyms: nag, nagger, scold, scolder.






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"Common scold" Quotes from Famous Books



... Burke have presented Mary Cammell as a common scold and disturber of the peaceable inhabitants of that county.[1] We do not know the penalty, or if there be any attached to the offence of scolding: but for the information of our Burke neighbours, we would inform ...
— The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments • Henry M. Brooks



Words linked to "Common scold" :   unpleasant person, nag, disagreeable person, scolder, harridan



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