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Virago

Virago Meaning & Definition
Virago Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virago?

[n] a large strong and aggressive woman
[n] a noisy or scolding or domineering woman

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virago: amazon

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See Also | adult female | shrew | termagant | woman

Virago In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi*ra"go\ (?; 277), n.; pl. {Viragoes}. [L. virago, -intis, from vir a man. See {Virile}.] 1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a woman who has the robust body and masculine mind of a man; a female warrior. To arms! to arms! the fierce virago cries. --Pope. 2. Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen. Virago . . . serpent under femininity. --Chaucer.

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