Xanthippe

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noun Xan·thip·pe \zan-ˈthi-pē, -ˈti-\
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Xantippe

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Definition of Xanthippe

  1. :  an ill-tempered woman

Origin and Etymology 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 century b.c. wife of Socrates


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