Xanthippe

noun
Xan·​thip·​pe | \ zan-ˈthi-pē How to pronounce Xanthippe (audio) , -ˈti- \
variants: or Xantippe \ zan-​ˈti-​pē How to pronounce Xantippe (audio) \

Definition of Xanthippe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an ill-tempered woman

Xanthippe

biographical name
Xan·​thip·​pe | \ zan-ˈthi-pē How to pronounce Xanthippe (audio) , -ˈti- \

Definition of Xanthippe (Entry 2 of 2)

5th century b.c. wife of Socrates

First Known Use of Xanthippe

Noun

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Xanthippe

Noun

Greek Xanthippē, shrewish wife of Socrates

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“Xanthippe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xanthippe. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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