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battle-ax

noun
variants: or battle-axe

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a bad-tempered scolding woman
  • the veteran stage actress stole every scene with a tour de force performance as the dysfunctional family's battle-ax matriarch

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“Battle-ax.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/battle-ax. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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