battle-ax battle-ax

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a broadax used as a weapon
  2. (n) a sharp-tongued domineering wife

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In Hotel Paradiso Bert Lahr is married to a battle-ax, and somehow gets out from under her thumb to seek sin with a beautiful blonde lady.
  2. Abrams once said that a commander must know how to use a battle-ax and a scalpel.
  3. Headmistress Rutherford is the formidably efficient battle-ax who leads the invasion, tackles one of the problems of boys--girls-together by canceling biology classes.

News

  • Security: Leave throwing stars at home

    Costumes have long been a staple of the Comic-Con experience, but it’s not just a battle-ax-swinging free-for-all.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  • "You would think that Trixie Norton would be some kind of battle-ax in person, but Joyce is so elegant and thin and pretty," the actor Matthew Broderick said later, when asked about his first meeting with Miss Randolph a few years back.
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Matthew Broderick Source: New York Times

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