harpy


harpy

noun

Definition of HARPY

1
a bad-tempered scolding woman <in fairy tales stepmothers are often portrayed as harpies who make the lives of their stepchildren miserable>
Synonyms battle-ax (or battle-axe), dragon lady, fury, harpy, harridan, termagant, virago, vixen
2
a person who habitually preys upon others <having just started to make it really big in the music business, he found himself surrounded by a flock of harpies greedy for a piece of the action>
Antonyms prey

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