Screams like a banshee— I bet you have heard this term before. I also bet you don’t know where the term banshee comes from.
Banshee has its origins in Irish or Gaelic folklore. It is defined as a female spirit who wails or screams to warn or be an omen of impending death in the family.
The figure of the woman can take the form of a beautiful woman, a stately matron or an old hag.
As a side note, I did find a fast pitch softball team in Pennsylvania that has the Banshee as a mascot. (It is a girls’ team)
So can a man scream like a banshee and still be a man?