English version

battleaxe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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battleaxebat‧tle‧axe (also battleax American English) /ˈbætl-æks/ noun [countable]  1 informalWOMAN a very unpleasant woman who tries to control other people2 TZTAFa large axe used as a weapon in the past
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battleaxeVery few students now choose to adopt a well-meaning motherly landlady or a battleaxe with inflexible house-rules.Probably a stringy old battleaxe in tweeds.
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