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Xanthippe

noun Xan·thip·pe \zan-ˈthi-pē, -ˈti-\

Definition of XANTHIPPE

:  an ill-tempered woman

Variants of XANTHIPPE

Xan·thip·pe or Xan·tip·pe \-ˈti-pē\

Origin of XANTHIPPE

Greek Xanthippē, shrewish wife of Socrates
First Known Use: 1691

Xanthippe

biographical name Xan·thip·pe \zan-ˈthi-pē, -ˈti-\

Definition of XANTHIPPE

5th cent. b.c. wife of Socrates

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