What does termagant mean?

termagant meaning in General Dictionary

a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

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  • An imaginary being expected by the Christians to-be a Moslem deity or untrue god He is represented into the old moralities farces and puppet programs as acutely vociferous and tumultous
  • Tumultuous turbulent boisterous furious quarrelsome scolding
  • An imaginary being expected because of the Christians to-be a Mohammedan deity or untrue god. He is represented in the old moralities, farces, and puppet programs as excessively vociferous and tumultous.
  • A boisterous, brawling, turbulent individual; -- formerly put on both sexes, now and then females.
  • Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding.

termagant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, "violent, overbearing person" (especially of women), from Teruagant, Teruagaunt (c.1200), title of a fictitious Muslim deity showing up in medieval morality plays, from Old French Tervagant, a proper name in Chanson de Roland (c.1100), of unsure beginning. As an adjective from 1590s.


termagant meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An imaginary becoming supposed because of the Christians to-be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He's represented when you look at the old moralities, farces, and puppet programs as acutely vociferous and tumultous.

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  • (letter.) A boisterous, brawling, turbulent person; -- formerly put on both sexes, now and then women.
  • (a.) Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; mad; quarrelsome; scolding.

Sentence Examples with the word termagant

Armstrong, Elizabeth Farnese, the Termagant of Spain (1892).

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