hellcat

[ hel-kat ]
/ ˈhɛlˌkæt /

noun

a bad-tempered, spiteful, woman; shrew.
a woman with magic powers derived from evil sources; witch.

Origin of hellcat

First recorded in 1595–1605; hell + cat
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Examples from the Web for hellcat

  • I hope he doesn't realize I'm not the hellcat he seems to think I am.

    Suzy|Watson Parker

British Dictionary definitions for hellcat

hellcat

/ (ˈhɛlˌkæt) /

noun

a spiteful fierce-tempered woman
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