ETYM Pref. bel-, denoting relationship + dame mother: cf. French belledame fair lady, Italian belladonna. Related to Belle, and Dame.
A woman of advanced age; SYN. beldame.
An old woman; a hag; an ancestress.
Chiefly Scottish; woman; especially; an old woman
ETYM Cf. French enchanteresse.
1. A female sorcerer or magician; SYN. witch.
2. A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive; SYN. temptress, siren, Delilah, femme fatale.
An ugly evil-looking old woman; SYN. beldam, beldame, witch, crone.
ETYM French haridelle a worn-out horse, jade.
A scolding (even vicious) old woman.
Sharp-tongued; scolding woman.
A woman sorcerer.
(Irregular plural: witches).
A being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil.