hell·​cat | \ ˈhel-ˌkat How to pronounce hellcat (audio) \

Definition of hellcat

2 : a violently temperamental person especially : an ill-tempered woman

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Examples of hellcat in a Sentence

one of the two spinster sisters is said to be a hellcat, and the other is as sweet as can be
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First Known Use of hellcat

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hellcat was in 1612

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“Hellcat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hellcat. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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