(noun, verb)


1. a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

Similar word(s): termagant

Definition categories: person

2. small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

Similar word(s): shrewmouse

Definition categories: animal, insectivore

Sentences with shrew as a noun:

- You'd better not stay out late tonight — your mother is quite a shrew and you'll never hear the end of it.


1. (obsolete, transitive) To beshrew; to curse.