bloodybones

noun plural but singular or plural in construction bloody·bones

Definition of bloodybones

archaic

  1. :  hobgoblin, specter —used especially in the phrase rawhead and bloodybones

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of bloodybones

alteration of earlier bloodybone


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!