A term referring to a woman who is manly in character but not necessarily appearance. A woman who steps out of the domestic role and sometimes oversteps her boundaries as a woman. She never takes shit from a man and always holds her own. She keeps a man from walking all over her and she never, EVER, downplays her importance in order to charm a man.
Hilary Clinton is a real virago
1. A bitch
2. An assertive woman
These definitions are pretty similar.
I hear Suzy's getting uppity with her man - she can really be a virago during that time of month.