Definition of Beldame

1. Noun. An ugly evil-looking old woman.

Exact synonyms: Beldam, Crone, Hag, Witch
Generic synonyms: Old Woman



2. Noun. A woman of advanced age.
Exact synonyms: Beldam
Generic synonyms: Old Woman

Definition of Beldame

1. Noun. (dated) An old woman, particularly an ugly one. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) grandmother. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beldame

1. beldam [n -S] - See also: beldam

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beldame

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beldame (current term)
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Literary usage of Beldame

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1. The Age Reviewed: A Satire: in Two Parts by Robert Montgomery (1827)
"Its door-acquirements, and revolving limb, Its luscious prate, and bawdy hints so trim,— Secure each beldame's patronizing smile, And feast the Bacchanals ..."

2. The Promptorium parvulorum: The first English-Latin dictionary by Galfridus, Winchester Cathedral Chapter Library, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1908)
"To shew the beldame daughters of her daughter,' SHAHS. Lucr. 953. [OF. bel, fair + dam«, lady (in AF. mother). This use of bd in beldame, ..."

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