crone

Definition of crone

Pronunciation: krōn
n.1.An old ewe.
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.
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.

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