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Scold


SCOLD, verb intransitive

To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter railing or harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; with at; as, to scold at a servant. A scolding tongue, a scolding wife, a scolding husband, a scolding master, who can endure?

Pardon me, 'tis the first time that ever I'm forc'd to scold

SCOLD, verb transitive To chide with rudeness and boisterous clamor; to rate. [The transitive use of this word is of recent origin, at least within my knowledge.]

SCOLD, noun

1. A rude, clamorous, foul-mouthed woman.

SCOLDs answer foul-mouth'd scolds.

2. A scolding; a brawl.