Definition of scold in English:

scold

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Pronunciation: /skəʊld
 
/

verb

[with object]

noun

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Derivatives

scolder

noun
More example sentences
  • I'm glad my brakes were up to the job because the world would be a drearier place without this scary perfectionist, scolder of spotty kitchen subalterns, relentless spawner of children and all-round media whore.

Origin

Middle English (as a noun): probably from Old Norse skáld 'skald'.

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