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hag

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[ hag ]
/ hæg /
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noun
an ugly old woman, especially a vicious or malicious one.
a witch or sorceress.
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Origin of hag

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1175–1225; Middle English hagge,Old English *hægge, akin to hægtesse witch, hagorūn spell, German Hexe witch

OTHER WORDS FROM hag

haggish, haglike, adjective

Other definitions for hag (2 of 3)

hag2
[ 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

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

Other definitions for hag (3 of 3)

Hag.

abbreviation Bible.
Haggai.
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How to use hag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hag (1 of 3)

hag1
/ (hæɡ) /

noun
an unpleasant or ugly old woman
a witch
short for hagfish
obsolete a female demon

Derived forms of hag

haggish, 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)

hag2
/ (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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