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Definition of harpy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    harpy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhɑrpi//
     
    (pl. harpies)
     
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  1. 1(in ancient Greek and Roman stories) a cruel creature with a woman's head and body and a bird's wings and feet
  2. 2a cruel woman
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