Pronunciation Noun

shrew (plural shrews)

  1. Any of numerous small, mouselike, chiefly nocturnal, mammals of the family Soricidae (order Soricomorpha).
  2. Certain other small mammals that resemble true shrews (order Soricomorpha).
  3. (pejorative) An ill-tempered, nagging woman: a scold.
  • (mouselike mammal) ranny (obsolete)
  • (nagging woman) seeSynonyms en
Translations Translations Verb

shrew (shrews, present participle shrewing; past and past participle shrewed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To beshrew; to curse.
    • I shrew myself.

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