Virago definition

və-rägō, -rā-, vîrə-gō
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A large, strong, courageous woman.
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A quarrelsome, shrewish woman; scold.
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A woman regarded as noisy, scolding, or domineering.
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(archaic) A strong, manlike woman; amazon.
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(said of a woman) Given to undue belligerence or ill manner at the slightest provocation; a shrew, a termagant.
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(said of a woman) Scolding, domineering, highly opinionated; a fishwife, a nag.
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(said of a woman) Rough, loud, and aggressive.
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Pertaining to a virago.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
virago
Plural:
viragos

Origin of virago

  • Latin virāgō from vir man wī-ro- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin virago (“warlike or heroic woman").

    From Wiktionary