beldam

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noun bel·dam \ˈbel-dəm\

Definition of beldam

  1. :  an old woman

Examples of beldam in a sentence

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

Variants of beldam

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beldame

Origin and Etymology of beldam

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


First Known Use: 1520



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