Beshrew Definition

bĭ-shro͝o
beshrews
verb
beshrews
To invoke evil upon; curse.
American Heritage
To curse.
Beshrew thee.
Webster's New World
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XII.
I had expected to freeze her young – or, rather, middle-aged – blood and have her perm stand on end like quills upon the fretful porpentine, and she hadn't moved a muscle. “Beshrew me,” I said, “you take it pretty calmly.”
Wiktionary

A mildly imprecatory or merely expletive introductory exclamation, in the form of the imperative.

Beshrew your heart, Fair daughter! ― Shakespeare.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Advertisement

Origin of Beshrew

  • Middle English bishrewen bi- be- shrew wicked person shrew

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English beshrewen (“to curse, pervert”), equivalent to be- +‎ shrew.

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to beshrew using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

beshrew