shrew (n.) Old form(s): Shrowes
vexatious person, troublesome individual [of either sex]
CE IV.i.51[Antipholus of Ephesus to Angelo] like a shrew you first begin to brawl
LLL V.ii.46[Princess to Rosaline] I beshrew all shrews
TN I.iii.44[Sir Andrew to Maria] Bless you, fair shrew
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