Definition of crone
: a withered old woman
Examples of crone in a sentence
The old crone lived alone.
a run-down house that was inhabited by a cantankerous crone who kept to herself
Origin and Etymology of crone
Middle English, a term of abuse, from Anglo-French caroine, charoine dead flesh — more at carrion
First Known Use: 14th century
CRONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crone for English Language Learners
: a cruel or ugly old woman
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