noun, plural vi·ra·goes, vi·ra·gos.
Origin of virago
Examples from the Web for virago
After that there was nothing to do but turn on my heel and leave the virago.A Volunteer with Pike|Robert Ames Bennet
The girl is a weaker vessel, pliant, submissive to the virago's sexual energy, selected from the class of meretricious ingnues.A Problem in Greek Ethics|John Addington Symonds
If tradition speaks truly, the virago chid him soundly, reproaching him that he was more ready to eat than to work.
But it may have touched him that at that moment he was less than his companion and his virago wife.Stories in Light and Shadow|Bret Harte
"And I can't endure either of you," cried the virago disdainfully.Short Stories|Fiodor Dostoievski
British Dictionary definitions for virago
noun plural -goes or -gos
Word Origin for virago
Word Origin and History for virago
late 14c., "man-like or heroic woman," from Latin virago, from vir "man" (see virile). Ælfric (c.1000), following Vulgate, used it in Gen. ii:23 (KJV = woman):
Beo hire nama Uirago, þæt is, fæmne, forðan ðe heo is of hire were genumen.