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



BrE BrE//vɪˈrɑːɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//vɪˈrɑːɡoʊ//
(pl. viragos) (literary, disapproving)
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a woman who is aggressive and tries to tell people what to do his virago of a wife Word OriginOld English (used only as the name given by Adam to Eve, following the Vulgate), from Latin ‘heroic woman, female warrior’, from vir ‘man’. The current sense dates from late Middle English.
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