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Meaning of VIRAGO

Pronunciation:  vi'reygow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large strong and aggressive woman
  2. [n]  a noisy or scolding or domineering woman
 

VIRAGO is a 6 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: amazon
 
 See Also: adult female, shrew, termagant, woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vi*ra"go\ (?; 277), n.; pl. {Viragoes}. [L. virago,
-intis, from vir a man. See {Virile}.]
1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a
   woman who has the robust body and masculine mind of a man;
   a female warrior.

         To arms! to arms! the fierce virago cries. --Pope.

2. Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a
   termagant; a vixen.

         Virago . . . serpent under femininity. --Chaucer.

 

 

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