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Xanthippe

or Xan·tip·pe

[ zan-tip-ee ]
/ zænˈtɪp i /
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noun
flourished late 5th century b.c., wife of Socrates.
a scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman.
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Xanthippe

Xantippe (zænˈtɪpɪ)

/ (zænˈθɪpɪ) /

noun
the wife of Socrates, proverbial as a scolding and quarrelsome woman
any nagging, peevish, or irritable woman
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