hag

1
[ hag ]
/ hæg /
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noun

an ugly old woman, especially a vicious or malicious one.
a witch or sorceress.

Origin of hag

1
1175–1225; Middle English hagge, Old English *hægge, akin to hægtesse witch, hagorūn spell, German Hexe witch
Related formshag·gish, hag·like, adjective

Definition for hag (2 of 3)

hag

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[ hag, hahg ]
/ hæg, hɑg /

noun British Dialect.

bog; quagmire.
a firm spot or island of firm ground in a bog or marsh.

Origin of hag

2
1250–1300; Middle English: chasm < Old Norse hǫgg a cut, ravine

Definition for hag (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for hag (1 of 3)

hag

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/ (hæɡ) /

noun

an unpleasant or ugly old woman
a witch
short for hagfish
obsolete a female demon
Derived Formshaggish, adjectivehaggishly, adverbhaggishness, nounhaglike, adjective

Word Origin for hag

Old English hægtesse witch; related to Old High German hagazussa, Middle Dutch haghetisse

British Dictionary definitions for hag (2 of 3)

hag

2
/ (hæɡ, hɑːɡ) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect

a firm spot in a bog
a soft place in a moor

Word Origin for hag

C13: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse högg gap; see hew

British Dictionary definitions for hag (3 of 3)

Hag.

/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Haggai
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Word Origin and History for hag

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