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beldam

noun bel·dam \ˈbel-dəm\

Definition of beldam

  1. :  an old woman



Examples of beldam

  1. <knocking on the beldam's door on Halloween was once an annual ritual for the kids in the neighborhood>



Variants of beldam

or bel·dame play \ˈbel-dəm\

Origin of beldam

Middle English beldam grandmother, from Anglo-French bel beautiful + Middle English dam


First Known Use: 1520

Rhymes with beldam


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