• (British) IPA: /skəʊld/, [skɒʊɫd]
  • (America) IPA: /skoʊld/

scold (plural scolds)

  1. A person who habitually scolds, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.
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scold (scolds, present participle scolding; past and past participle scolded)

  1. (ambitransitive) To rebuke angrily.
    • 1813, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
      A week elapsed before she could see Elizabeth without scolding her —
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust. Looking back, I recollect she had very beautiful brown eyes.
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