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hellcat

[hel-kat] /ˈhɛlˌkæt/
noun
1.
a bad-tempered, spiteful, woman; shrew.
2.
a woman with magic powers derived from evil sources; witch.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; hell + cat
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British Dictionary definitions for hellcat

hellcat

/ˈhɛlˌkæt/
noun
1.
a spiteful fierce-tempered woman
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Word Origin and History for hellcat
n.

also hell-cat, "volatile woman," c.1600, from hell + cat.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hellcat

hellcat

noun

A volatile and dangerous woman (1605+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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