pl. -·goes or -·gos
- a quarrelsome, shrewish woman; scold
- Archaic a strong, manlike woman; amazon
Origin of viragoMiddle English ; from Old English ; from L, a manlike female ; from vir, man: see werewolf
nounpl. vi·ra·goes or vi·ra·gos
- A woman regarded as noisy, scolding, or domineering.
- A large, strong, courageous woman.
Origin of viragoLatin virag&omacron;, from vir, man; see w&imacron;-ro- in Indo-European roots.
- pertaining to a virago
From Latin virago (“warlike or heroic woman").