Definition of crone in English:

crone

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Pronunciation: /krəʊn
 
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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).

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