battle-ax

or bat·tle-axe

[bat-l-aks]

noun

a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war.
Slang. a domineering, aggressive, sharp-tempered person, especially a woman.

Nearby words

  1. battle plan,
  2. battle royal,
  3. battle star,
  4. battle station,
  5. battle wagon,
  6. battle-ax culture,
  7. battle-axe,
  8. battle-axe block,
  9. battle-scarred,
  10. battleax

Origin of battle-ax

1350–1400; Middle English batelax

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