common scold


(in early common law) a habitually rude and brawling woman whose conduct was subject to punishment as a public nuisance.

Nearby words

  1. common rafter,
  2. common ratio,
  3. common room,
  4. common salt,
  5. common school,
  6. common seal,
  7. common sennit,
  8. common sense,
  9. common situs picketing,
  10. common snipe

Origin of common scold

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019