Mrs. Obama knows this—her mother once scolded her for spending all her money on a Coach handbag.
“For seven days, Russia has refused to take a single concrete step in the right direction,” Kerry scolded.
“I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that,” he scolded moderator John King.
Watch the session grind to a halt as lawmakers are scolded for their rowdy behavior.
McCain scolded the men, whom he called “a minority within the minority.”
He took pity on the poor priest, said he was in the right, and scolded the people.
He had no love in his heart, so he drove and scolded all the time.
Tavia put on the shoe, but first she shook the terrier and scolded him.
Mr Adams prayed, and Mrs Slipslop scolded; but all to no purpose.
Musuklì ka man ug kasab-an, You talk back when you are scolded.
mid-12c., "person of ribald speech," later "person fond of abusive language" (c.1300), especially a shrewish woman [Johnson defines it as "A clamourous, rude, mean, low, foul-mouthed woman"], from Old Norse skald "poet" (see skald). The sense evolution might reflect the fact that Germanic poets (like their Celtic counterparts) were famously feared for their ability to lampoon and mock (e.g. skaldskapr "poetry," also, in Icelandic law books, "libel in verse").
late 14c., "be abusive or quarrelsome," from scold (n.). Related: Scolded; scolding.