harridan

英 ['hærɪd(ə)n] 美 ['hærɪdən]
  • n. 脾气暴躁的老泼妇;枯槁的老妇人
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harridan 泼妇

词源不详,可能来自法语haridelle,老马。引申词义可怜的人,泼妇。

harridan (n.)
1700, "one that is half Whore, half Bawd" ["Dictionary of the Canting Crew"]; "a decayed strumpet" [Johnson], probably from French haridelle "a poore tit, or leane ill-favored jade," [Cotgrave's French-English dictionary, 1611], attested in French from 16c., a word of unknown origin.
1. She was a mean old harridan.
她是个刻薄的老泼妇。

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