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1. The wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding.
2. Any nagging scolding person, especially a shrewish wife.

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A well known anecdote about the angry Xanthippe is the one where she was so angry with her husband that she threw a bucket of washing water on him.
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my amazing name, it comes from a woman in ancient greece
person 1 : what is your name?
me: xanthippe
by Xanthippe January 26, 2005

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