Scold v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scolded; p. pr. & vb. n. Scolding.] To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever
I was forced to scold. --Shak.
Scold, v. t. To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
She is an irksome, brawling scold. --Shak.
2. A scolding; a brawl.
n : someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly
finding fault [syn: scolder, nag, nagger, common
v 1: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter
for bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw,
dress down, call down, chide, berate, bawl out,
remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,
2: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded
about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled
about the increased work load" [syn: grouch, grumble]