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crone

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noun \ˈkrōn\

Simple Definition of crone

  • : a cruel or ugly old woman

Full Definition of crone

  1. :  a withered old woman

Examples of crone

  1. The old crone lived alone.

  2. <a run-down house that was inhabited by a cantankerous crone who kept to herself>



Origin of crone

Middle English, a term of abuse, from Anglo-French caroine, charoine dead flesh — more at carrion


First Known Use: 14th century



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