Origin of shrewish
Examples from the Web for shrewish
As played by Jessalyn Gilsig, Terri is “the shrewish, nagging wife from hell,” as Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune wrote.
The mouth had a trick of remaining slightly open, showing a line of small pearly teeth; the chin was a little sharp and shrewish.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Birotteau found this shrewish trader among sacks of filberts, nuts, and chestnuts.Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau|Honore de Balzac
Only she was weak, hopelessly weak, and so all these things drove her to a shrewish discontent and peevishness.The Twins of Suffering Creek|Ridgwell Cullum