|n.||1.||Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold.|
A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or else that good men have adversity.
|2.||(Zool.) Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidæ. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals.|
|v. t.||1.||To beshrew; to curse.|
|Noun||1.||shrew - a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman|
|2.||shrew - small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles|