Definition of crone in English:

crone

Line breaks: crone
Pronunciation: /krəʊn
 
/

noun

  • An ugly old woman.
    More example sentences
    • He is not the ideal spokesman to challenge a double standard that celebrates older fathers as randy old goats, but shudders at older mothers as unnatural crones.
    • What's the difference between a crone, witch and hag again?
    • Originally, witches were nasty old crones who made evil potions.

Origin

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

More definitions of crone

Definition of crone in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman