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Insulting words for a woman - synonyms or related words

witch

noun

an insulting word for an unpleasant woman

virago

noun

an offensive word for a woman who becomes annoyed or angry very easily

frump

noun

an insulting word for a woman who dresses in a way that is not attractive or fashionable

battleaxe

noun

an unpleasant woman who tells people what to do in a determined and rather frightening way

chick

noun

informal

a woman. This word is usually considered offensive.

harridan

noun

offensive

an insulting name for a woman who you think is unpleasant

bird

noun

British

informal

a young woman. Some people find this word offensive.

arm candy

noun

informal

an attractive person that you take to a social event because they are attractive rather than because they are intelligent or because you are having a romantic relationship with them

wench

noun

an offensive or humorous word for a woman

girly

another spelling of girlie

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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