What does scold mean?

Definitions for scoldskoʊld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scold.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scold

    skōld, v.i. to rail in a loud and violent manner: to find fault.—v.t. to chide rudely: to rebuke in words.—n. a rude, clamorous woman: a termagant.—ns. Scold′er; Scold′ing, railing: a rating; Scold′ing-stool, a cucking-stool. [Old Dut. scheldan; Ger. schelten, to brawl, to scold.]

Anagrams for scold »

  1. clods

  2. colds


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scold in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Never scold or beat a child until he starts asking you questions whose answers you are unable to give.

  2. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist would eat pig feet out of a jar, coretta would often scold him for picking food out of the pots when she was cooking.

  3. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We are not Europe's scapegoat, we are definitely not a country that Europe can point its finger at and scold. Instead of criticizing us, Europe should find a solution to increasing racism and Islamophobia.

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