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harpy

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɑː.pi/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/
in Greek mythology, a creature with the head of a woman and the body of a birdLegendary and mythological charactersGreek and Roman myth literary a cruel, unpleasant woman who shouts a lotUnpleasant women
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