crone

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

crone \crone\ (kr[=o]n), noun [OD. kronie, karonie, an old sheep, OF. carogne, F. charogne, carrion (also F. carogne ill-natured woman.). See {Carrion}, and {Crony}.]

1. An old ewe. [Obs.] --Tusser.

2. An old woman; -- usually in contempt.

But still the crone was constant to her note. --Dryden.

3. An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an old woman. [R.]

The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel, . . . which his master had given him. --W. Irving.

A few old battered crones of office. --Beaconsfield.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

crone

noun

1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: {hag}, {beldam}, {beldame}, {witch}, {crone}]


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