Simple Definition of harridan
: an angry and unpleasant woman
Full Definition of harridan
: shrew 2
Examples of harridan
<if you were married to that harridan, you, too, would take to drink>
Origin of harridan
perhaps modification of French haridelle old horse, gaunt woman
First Known Use: 1678
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