Origin of shrew1
Related formsshrew·like, adjective
Definition for shrew (2 of 2)
Origin of shrew2
Examples from the Web for shrew
Read another way, she is a horrible mother, an uptight snob, and a bit of a shrew.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’|Jennie Yabroff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the parts for women are awful, and chauvinistic and they have to play a shrew.The Sex Scenes in ‘The Spectacular Now’ Are Awkward, Honest, and All Too Real|Anna Klassen|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her popularity is up, her guard is down, and her image as a shrew is a relic of the past.How Hillary Clinton Got Hot After Years of Being Stuck With a Cold Image|Howard Kurtz|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why not rewrite 'The Taming of the Shrew' with a new background?Charles Frohman: Manager and Man|Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
You forced him to die alone with your sneering face, while your shrew of a wife counted cards downstairs.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
A face with more of the shrew in embryo than that of the girl, it is scarcely possible to conceive.
Soric′ident, having teeth like the shrew; Sor′icine, pertaining to the shrew-mouse; Sor′icoid, soricine.
The kulu in question was more of a coquette than she was of a shrew.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner