The definition of a crone is a hag or an old, ugly woman.
An example of a crone is a mean, old lady.
an ugly, withered old woman; hag
Origin of croneMiddle English term of abuse: beast, hag (revived by Sir Walter Scott in mod. sense) from Anglo-French carogne (see carrion) either directly or via Middle Dutch kronje in sense “old ewe”
- Derogatory An old woman considered to be ugly; a hag.
- A woman who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
Origin of croneMiddle English from Old North French carogne carrion, cantankerous woman from Vulgar Latin carōnia carrion from Latin carō carn- flesh ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.