a withered, witchlike old woman.
a witchlike old woman
late 14c., from Anglo-French carogne, from Old North French carogne, term of abuse for a cantankerous or withered woman, literally “carrion,” from Vulgar Latin *caronia (see carrion).
[kron-kahyt, krong‐] /ˈkrɒn kaɪt, ˈkrɒŋ‐/ noun 1. Walter, 1916–2009, U.S. newscaster.
[kroh-nuh s] /ˈkroʊ nəs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, who was dethroned by his son Zeus. /ˈkrəʊnəs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a Titan, son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth), who ruled the world until his son Zeus dethroned him Roman counterpart Saturn from Greek Kronos, youngest of the […]
[kroh-nee] /ˈkroʊ ni/ noun, plural cronies. 1. a close friend or companion; chum. /ˈkrəʊnɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. a friend or companion n. 1660s, Cambridge student slang, probably from Greek khronios “long-lasting,” from khronos “time” (see chrono-), and with a sense of “old friend,” or “contemporary.”
[kroh-nee-iz-uh m] /ˈkroʊ niˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the practice of favoring one’s close friends, especially in political appointments. /ˈkrəʊnɪˌɪzəm/ noun 1. the practice of appointing friends to high-level, esp political, posts regardless of their suitability n. 1840, “friendship,” from crony + -ism. Meaning “appointment of friends to important positions, regardless of ability” is originally American […]