hellcat

noun hell·cat \ ˈhel-ˌkat \

Definition of hellcat

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

Examples of hellcat in a Sentence

  1. 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

hellcat Synonyms

Synonyms
beldam (or beldame), carline (or carlin) [chiefly Scottish], hag, crone, trot, witch
Related Words
harpy, shrew, virago


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