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virago

vi·ra·go

virago

 
 
pronunciation:
v reI go [or] v ra go
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part of speech: noun
inflections: viragoes, viragos
definition: a shrewish, domineering woman; nag or scold.
He crept down the hall, hoping to avoid his virago of a landlady, who would surely demand his rent.
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