Examples from the Web for xanthippe
Then the House-boat must be recovered whether Xanthippe comes with it or not.The Pursuit of the House-Boat|John Kendrick Bangs
He married, and his wife Xanthippe has become famous for the acidity of her temper.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)|Charles Morris
But it is not to philosophers and fathers we appeal for Xanthippe; mothers and housewives must judge her.Maids Wives and Bachelors|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He used to say he practiced on Xanthippe just as trainers do with spirited horses.
Did you know that Xanthippe, wife of one of the greatest of ancient philosophers, was a great scold?The New Pun Book|Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey
late 16c., spouse of Socrates (5c. B.C.E.), the prototype of the quarrelsome, nagging wife. The name is related to the masc. proper name Xanthippos, a compound of xanthos "yellow" (see xanthous) + hippos "horse" (see equine).