beldam

noun bel·dam \ ˈbel-dəm \
variants: or beldame

Definition of beldam

: 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

Origin and Etymology of beldam

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

beldam Synonyms

Synonyms
crone (or beldame), carline (or carlin) [chiefly Scottish], hag, hellcat, trot, witch
Related Words
harpy, shrew, virago


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