Crone vs Tomcat - What's the difference?

crone | tomcat |

As nouns the difference between crone and tomcat

is that crone is (wicca) one of the triune goddesses of the lady in wicca alongside the mother and maiden and representing an old woman while tomcat is a tom, a male cat.

As a verb tomcat is

to prowl for sexual gratification.




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An old woman.
  • * Dryden
  • But still the crone was constant to her note.
  • An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
  • An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
  • (obsolete) An old ewe.
  • (Tusser)
  • (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • A few old battered crones of office.
  • * Washington Irving
  • The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel which his master had given him.


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    Alternative forms

    *tom cat, tom-cat


    (en noun)
  • A tom, a male cat.
  • Verb

  • To prowl for sexual gratification.
  • *1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 539:
  • *:He would not go roaming the streets tom-catting like Mr Schick.
  • Derived terms

    * tomcat around

    See also

    * caterwaul