witch


witch

noun

Definition of WITCH

1
a woman believed to have often harmful supernatural powers <the 17th-century house had once belonged to a woman who was hanged as a witch>
2
a mean or ugly old woman <a foul-tempered old witch who is constantly at odds with her neighbors>
Synonyms beldam (or beldame), carline (or carlin) [chiefly Scottish], hag, hellcat, trot, witch
Related Words harpy, shrew, virago
3
a person skilled in using supernatural forces <freakish storms that were once thought to be the work of witches>

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