Definition of Haridan
n. [F. haridelle a worn-out horse, jade.]
A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.
Such a weak, watery, wicked old harridan,
substituted for the pretty creature I had been used to
see. De Quincey.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
HARRIDAN. A hagged old woman; a miserable, scraggy,
worn-out harlot, fit to take her bawd's degree: derived
from the French word HARIDELLE, a worn-out jade of a horse
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
- A virago, shrew or a vicious and scolding woman, especially an older one
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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