battle-ax

variants or battle-axe
as in shrew
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 17 Apr. 2024.

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