Beldam



an old woman, especially an ugly one; hag.
Obsolete, grandmother.
Historical Examples

Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children Flora J. Cooke
The Works of Aphra Behn Aphra Behn
The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2) John P. Kennedy
ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6 Eugne Sue
When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15) Robert Dodsley
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various
A Likely Story William De Morgan

noun
(archaic) an old woman, esp an ugly or malicious one; hag
an obsolete word for grandmother
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