beldam

noun
bel·​dam | \ ˈbel-dəm How to pronounce beldam (audio) \
variants: or beldame

Definition of beldam

: an old woman

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

First Known Use of beldam

1520, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beldam

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

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“Beldam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beldam. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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