"You stay right where you are, Teddy dearie," the virago commanded.
I stood upon the defensive between the virago and my sister's chair.
virago and shrew as she was, she could not look at him as he lay there so death-like, without a feeling of compassion.
He would have crimsoned to the eyes, no doubt, and fled from the virago.
It would expend too much precious fuel and leave them stranded for life on virago XI^a.
Ah, you coolly come, with that virago on your arm, to make a fool of me before everyone.
There was a portentous frown upon her brow; and really, she seemed somewhat of the virago type.
On which the virago says to her victim, "My dear, I thocht it was yersel'!"
It is the worst insult one virago can cast upon another in a moment of altercation.
"You're a virago," said Chris, seating himself near his wife.
late 14c., "man-like or heroic woman," from Latin virago, from vir "man" (see virile). Ælfric (c.1000), following Vulgate, used it in Gen. ii:23 (KJV = woman):
Beo hire nama Uirago, þæt is, fæmne, forðan ðe heo is of hire were genumen.