- (obsolete) A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.
- To rebuke.
- 1813: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
- :A week elapsed before she could see Elizabeth without scolding her —
Etymology: From Old Norse skald "poet". English since the 12th century.
- Dutch: bekijven, schelden, berispen
- French: gronder
- German: beschimpfen, schelten
- Italian: sgridare, rimproverare
- Spanish: regaí±ar
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