Beldam Definition

bĕldəm, -dăm
noun
An old woman, especially one who is considered ugly.
American Heritage
A grandmother.
Webster's New World
An old woman; esp., a hideous old woman; hag.
Webster's New World

Alternative spelling of beldame.

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Other Word Forms of Beldam

Noun

Singular:
beldam
Plural:
beldams

Origin of Beldam

  • Middle English grandmother bel indicating respect (from Old French bel fine) (from Latin bellus deu-2 in Indo-European roots) dame lady dame

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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