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Beldam, an archaic word meaning "hag" or "witch", may also refer to an old woman, particularly an ugly one. The word has entered popular usage due to the character of the Beldam, the main antagonist of Neil Gaiman's dark fantasy novella Coraline and its subsequent film adaption.


  • George Beldam (1868–1937), English cricketer and photographer
  • George Beldam, alias Rex Bell (1903–1962), American actor and politician
  • Joseph Beldam (1795–1866), English writer, historian and advocate of the abolition of slavery

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