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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: termagant (0.00866 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to termagant.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: termagant termagant n : a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman [syn: shrew]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Termagant Termagant \Ter"ma*gant\, a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding. -- Ter"ma*gant*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] A termagant, imperious, prodigal, profligate wench. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Termagant \Ter"ma*gant\, n. [OE. Trivigant, Termagant, Termagant (in sense 1), OF. Tervagan; cf. It. Trivigante.] 1. An imaginary being supposed by the Christians to be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He is represented in the ancient moralities, farces, and puppet shows as extremely vociferous and tumultous. [Obs.] --Chaucer. ``And oftentimes by Termagant and Mahound [Mahomet] swore.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster] The lesser part on Christ believed well, On Termagant the more, and on Mahound. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. A boisterous, brawling, turbulent person; -- formerly applied to both sexes, now only to women. [1913 Webster] This terrible termagant, this Nero, this Pharaoh. --Bale (1543). [1913 Webster] The slave of an imperious and reckless termagant. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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