Definition Of scold


a person, in particular a woman, who nags or grumbles constantly.

his mother was the village scold


a woman who nags or grumbles constantly.

These scolds may defy common sense, but they're still worthy of attention because they represent the consensus among the profession's elite.

remonstrate with or rebuke (someone) angrily.

Mom took Anna away, scolding her for her bad behavior

Example Of scold

  • "Friends, not cronies, " her mom scolded lightly.

  • "I don't know why you've gone and told me all this, " the woman scolded angrily.

  • "Leave her alone, Georgina, " my father had scolded my mother.

  • "Oh shush, " his mother scolded him before pointing at his food.

  • "Yeah, pretty boy, I got that, " she lightly scolded .

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