a humorous play by William Shakespeare about a woman called Kate. Kate is very honest and always tells people exactly what she thinks, and because of this some people think she is rude and unpleasant. But she eventually begins to behave like a quiet and obedient wife when Petruchio marries her.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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