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Xanthippe

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noun Xan·thip·pe \zan-ˈthi-pē, -ˈti-\

Definition of Xanthippe

  1. :  an ill-tempered woman



Variants of xanthippe

or Xantippe play \-ˈti-pē\

Origin of xanthippe

Greek Xanthippē, shrewish wife of Socrates


First Known Use: 1691


Xanthippe

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

Definition of Xanthippe

  1. 5th cent. b.c. wife of Socrates




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