Beldame



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

Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Keats: Poems Published in 1820 John Keats
The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions Howard Pyle
Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
For Woman’s Love Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Pabo, The Priest Sabine Baring-Gould
Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) John Roby
The Gypsy Queen’s Vow May Agnes Fleming
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I Tobias Smollett

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

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