Definitions for scoldskoʊld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold(verb)

    someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

  2. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    censure severely or angrily

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

  3. grouch, grumble, scold(verb)

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

    "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"


  1. scold(Noun)

    A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.

  2. scold(Verb)

    To rebuke.

  3. Origin: From Old Norse skald "poet". English since the 12th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scold(verb)

    to find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant

  2. Scold(verb)

    to chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity

  3. Scold(noun)

    one who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew

  4. Scold(noun)

    a scolding; a brawl

  5. Origin: [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.]

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  1. clods

  2. colds

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