Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

hellcat

play
noun hell·cat \-ˌkat\

Definition of hellcat

  1. 1 :  witch 2

  2. 2 :  a violently temperamental person; especially :  an ill-tempered woman



Examples of hellcat in a sentence

  1. <one of the two spinster sisters is said to be a hellcat, and the other is as sweet as can be>



Circa 1605

First Known Use of hellcat

circa 1605


Learn More about hellcat


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hellcat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

frightening experimental massive formless
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ