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crone Syllabification: crone

Definition of crone in English:


An old woman who is thin and ugly.
Example sentences
  • Thalia had no idea what this old crone was talking about, and figured she was probably mumbling something irrelevant to herself.
  • I would not give them to that old crone, despite what she promises you in return.
  • You left Trudy alone when she could've used your knowledge the most, you shriveled crone.


Late Middle English: via Middle Dutch croonje, caroonje 'carcass, old ewe' from Old Northern French caroigne 'carrion, cantankerous woman' (see carrion).

  • crockery from early 18th century:

    Crockery is from obsolete crocker ‘potter’, from crock, spelt in Old English croc, crocca ‘earthenware pot’. The crock in the expression old crock is a different word, perhaps of Flemish origin. Originally a late Middle English Scots term for an old ewe, it came in the late 19th century to denote an old or broken-down horse. Crone (Late Middle English) has a related history coming from Middle Dutch croonje, ‘old ewe, carcass’ from Old Northern French caroigne meaning both ‘carrion’ and ‘cantankerous woman’. See also carnival

Words that rhyme with crone

alone, atone, Beaune, bemoan, blown, bone, Capone, clone, Cohn, Cologne, condone, cone, co-own, drone, enthrone, flown, foreknown, foreshown, groan, grown, half-tone, home-grown, hone, Joan, known, leone, loan, lone, mephedrone, moan, Mon, mown, ochone, outflown, outgrown, own, phone, pone, prone, Rhône, roan, rone, sewn, shown, Simone, Sloane, Soane, sone, sown, stone, strown, throne, thrown, tone, trombone, Tyrone, unbeknown, undersown, windblown, zone
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