Examples from the Web for xantippe
It is not Xantippe, but Lucretia, whom I call the woman of true courage.The Blossoms of Morality|Richard Johnson
"I am going out for work," he said, as Xantippe opened her eyes.
Xantippe, the wife of Socrates, noted for her violent temper and scolding propensities.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
He hopped up, gathered a handful of rocks and made at his Xantippe.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
And Xantippe was really so angry the night before, explanations were better postponed for a time.
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).