TER'MAGANT, a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous or furious; quarrelsome; scolding.

The eldest was a termagant, imperious, prodigal, profligate wench.

TER'MAGANT, n. A boisterous, brawling, turbulent woman. It seems in Shakespeare to have been used of men. In ancient farces and puppet-shows, termagant was a vociferous, tumultuous deity.

She threw his periwig into the fire. Well, said he, thou are a brave termagant.

The sprites of fiery termagants in flame--