Definition of "shrew" [shrew]

  • (noun) Any of various small, chiefly insectivorous mammals of the family Soricidae, resembling a mouse but having a long pointed snout and small eyes and ears. Also called shrewmouse.
  • (noun) A woman with a violent, scolding, or nagging temperament; a scold.

Use "shrew" in a sentence

  • "Our forefathers provided themselves with what they called a shrew-ash, in order to meet the case."
  • "The role of domestic shrew is played, to some extent, by Summerset."
  • "The new shrew is presently only known from mid montane and lowland rainforests of Sinharaja."

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