curtain lecture

noun
plural curtain lectures

Definition of curtain lecture

dated : a private scolding or lecture by a wife to her husband

First Known Use of curtain lecture

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curtain lecture

from its originally being given behind the curtains of a bed

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The first known use of curtain lecture was in 1633

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“Curtain lecture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtain%20lecture. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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