Meaning of Xanthippe

Xan•thip•pe

Pronunciation: (zan-tip'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. fl. late 5th centuryb.c.,wife of Socrates.
  2. a scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman.
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