She was suddenly convinced there was no reason to play Martha as harridan.
The harridan believed he was making fun of her, and uttering energetical "Der Teufels!"
I have been all my days a dead hand at a harridan, I never saw the one yet that could resist me.
Ye did not see her, nor know ye if she is old or young, harridan or angel.
She was undeniably impressive, almost formidable, he conceded privately, with a touch of the shrew and harridan.
I see—old offenders; oh, your humble servant, Mrs. harridan!
Charles listened dully as the curse was droned, nor was he surprised when the harridan fell, blasted by it.
Though he did call Lady Eardham a harridan, he resolved that he would keep his promise for the following morning.
It was her keeper who tore her away in the end, cling as she would to Michael, screaming all the while like a harridan.
And that Mignon, who goes loafing about the pavement in behalf of his harridan of a wife, whom nobody wants because she's so lean!
1700, "one that is half Whore, half Bawd" ["Dictionary of the Canting Crew"]; "a decayed strumpet" [Johnson], probably from French haridelle "a poore tit, or leane ill-favored jade," [Cotgrave, 1611], in French from 16c., of unknown origin.