hellcat

noun
hell·cat | \ˈhel-ˌkat \

Definition of hellcat 

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

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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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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