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

     

    shrew

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ʃruː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃruː//
     
    Wild mammals
     
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  1. 1 a small animal like a mouse with a long nose See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a bad-tempered unpleasant woman
  3. Word Origin Old English scrēawa, scrǣwa, of Germanic origin; related words in Germanic languages have senses such as ‘dwarf’, ‘devil’, or ‘fox’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shrew

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