The definition of a shrew is a long-nosed, skinny mammal that looks like a mouse.(noun)
An example of a shrew is the Etruscan shrew.
Shrew is defined as a woman with a bad temper who nags or scolds.(noun)
An example of a shrew is a character in a novel that is angry for no reason all the time.
See shrew in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME schrewe, a malicious person < OE screawa, shrewmouse, akin to OHG scrawaz, dwarf, goblin, MHG schröuwel, devil < IE *(s)ker-: see shred
See shrew in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English shrewe, villian
Origin: , from Old English scrēawa, shrewmouse.
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