battle-ax


battle–ax

noun

Definition of BATTLE-AX

a bad-tempered scolding woman <at the office he's very much the take-charge executive; at home he meekly cowers before his battle-ax wife>
Synonyms battle-ax (or battle-axe), dragon lady, fury, harpy, harridan, termagant, virago, vixen

Variants of BATTLE-AX

battle–ax or battle–axe

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