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harridan


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harridan  \Har"ri*dan\,  n.  [F.  haridelle  a  worn-out  horse,  jade.] 
  A  worn-out  strumpet;  a  vixenish  woman;  a  hag. 
 
  Such  a  weak,  watery,  wicked  old  harridan,  substituted 
  for  the  pretty  creature  I  had  been  used  to  see  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harridan 
  n  :  a  scolding  (even  vicious)  old  woman 




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