Definition of battleaxe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English) (also US English battleax) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbætlæks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætlæks//
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  1. 1(informal, disapproving) an aggressive and unpleasant older woman My landlady is an old battleaxe and has far too many house rules.
  2. 2 a heavy axe with a long handle, used in the past as a weapon