- 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 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.