- 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. (noun)
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