- flourished late 5th century b.c., wife of Socrates.
- a scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman.
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Historical Examples of xanthippe
The wife of Socrates, Xanthippe, was a woman of a most fantastical and furious spirit.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
The Queen arched her brows and looked inquiringly at Xanthippe for a moment.A House-Boat on the Styx
John Kendrick Bangs
Whenever Xanthippe was angry, she used to scold poor Socrates roundly.The Story of the Greeks
H. A. Guerber
At all events, Xanthippe, the Athenian beauty, was wed to Socrates the philosopher.
And now began the trials of Xanthippe, the wife of the literary man.
- the wife of Socrates, proverbial as a scolding and quarrelsome woman
- any nagging, peevish, or irritable woman