beldam

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

Definition of beldam

: an old woman

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for beldam

Synonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of beldam in a Sentence

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about beldam

Time Traveler for beldam

Time Traveler

The first known use of beldam was in 1520

See more words from the same year

Statistics for beldam

Cite this Entry

“Beldam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beldam. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on beldam

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for beldam

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with beldam

Comments on beldam

What made you want to look up beldam? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!