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scold

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English

Etymology

From Old Norse skald "poet". English since the 12th century.

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Noun

Singular
scold

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.

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Verb

Infinitive
to scold

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to scold (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To rebuke.
    • 1813: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
      A week elapsed before she could see Elizabeth without scolding her —

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