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English definition of “battleaxe”


noun [C] (WOMAN) UK (US battle-ax)     /ˈbæt.l̩.æks/ US  /ˈbæt̬-/
a frightening and unpleasant older woman with strong opinions : Our headmistress was a real old battleaxe.Unpleasant women
(Definition of battleaxe noun (WOMAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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