ballbreaker (slang) disciplinarian, fury, harridan, scold, shrew, tartar, termagant, virago, vixen
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battle-axe ( battle-axes plural )
The spellings battleaxe, and in American English battle-ax are also used.
1 n-count If you call a middle-aged or older woman a battle-axe, you mean she is very difficult and unpleasant because of her fierce and determined attitude.
2 n-count A battle-axe is a large axe that was used as a weapon.
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