a bad-tempered, spiteful, woman; shrew.
a woman with magic powers derived from evil sources; witch.
Origin of hellcat
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Related Words for hellcatshrew, harpy, cat, harridan, witch, virago, termagant, she-devil, dragon, Xanthippe
Examples from the Web for hellcat
Historical Examples of hellcat
I hope he doesn't realize I'm not the hellcat he seems to think I am.Suzy
a spiteful fierce-tempered woman
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