Vocabulary: scold (noun)

Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Sentence: Within the Senate she was something of a scold toward her party's leadership, forever prodding Reid to develop a sharper and more consistent appproach to battling the Republicans.
Page: 42

Word: scold
  • one who scolds habitually or persistently
  • a woman who disturbs the public peace by noisy and quarrelsome or abusive behavior
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

I have not seen ‘scold’ used as a noun.

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