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Definition of BELDAM

2 definitions found:

Beldam \Bel"dam\ Beldame \Bel"dame\, n. [Pref. bel-, denoting relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It. belladonna. See {Belle}, and {Dame}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.
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              To show the beldam daughters of her daughter.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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

     Syn: hag, beldam, witch, crone.
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                Around the beldam all erect they hang. --Akenside. [1913 Webster]

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

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "beldam":
     Jezebel, Mafioso, Young Turk, bag, bat, battle-ax, beast, berserk, berserker, biddy, bitch, bitch-kitty, bomber, brute, cat, common scold, crone, dame, demon, devil, dowager, drab, dragon, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, frump, fury, gammer, goon, gorilla, grandam, grandmother, granny, grimalkin, gunsel, hag, hardnose, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, incendiary, killer, mad dog, madcap, matriarch, matron, monster, mugger, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, rapist, revolutionary, savage, scold, she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, siren, spitfire, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, trot, ugly customer, violent, virago, vixen, war-horse, wild beast, wildcat, witch, wolf

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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