Meaning of termagant

ter•ma•gant

Pronunciation: (tûr'mu-gunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
  2. (cap.) a mythical deity popularly believed in the Middle Ages to be worshiped by the Muslims and introduced into the morality play as a violent, overbearing personage in long robes.
—adj.
  1. violent; turbulent; brawling; shrewish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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