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
Recent Examples on the Web In the second act, at Café Momus, the hellcat Musetta doesn’t just flirt with the crowd but pulls off her underwear and throws it Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "‘La Bohème’: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hellcat

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hellcat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hellcat. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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