Reference Entry

Scold’s bridle

Edited by Susie Dent

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Edition 19

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2012 |
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199990009

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A metal bridle with a tongue plate put upon shrewish women as a punishment. Scold’s bridles were used from medieval

Reference Entry.  52 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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