SCOLD, v.i.To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter railing or harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; with at; as, to scold at a servant. A scolding tongue, a scolding wife, a scolding husband, a scolding master, who can endure?Pardon me, 'tis the first time that ever I'm forc'd to scold.
SCOLD, v.t. To chide with rudeness and boisterous clamor; to rate. [The transitive use of this word is of recent origin, at least within my knowledge.]
SCOLD, n. 1. A rude, clamorous, foul-mouthed woman.Scolds answer foul-mouth'd scolds.2. A scolding; a brawl.