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Meaning of BELDAM

Pronunciation:  'beldum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman of advanced age
  2. [n]  an ugly evil-looking old woman

BELDAM is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beldame, crone, hag, witch
 See Also: old woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bel"dam\ Beldame \Bel"dame\, n. [Pref. bel-, denoting
relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It.
belladonna. See {Belle}, and {Dame}.]
1. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.

         To show the beldam daughters of her daughter.

2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a

         Around the beldam all erect they hang. --Akenside.

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