\ ˈhag How to pronounce hag (audio) \

Definition of hag

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : an ugly, slatternly, or evil-looking old woman
2 archaic
a : a female demon
b : an evil or frightening spirit : hobgoblin
3 : witch

Definition of hag (Entry 2 of 3)

1 British : quagmire, bog
2 British : a firm spot in a bog

Definition of Hag (Entry 3 of 3)


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Noun (1)

haggish \ ˈha-​gish How to pronounce haggish (audio) \ adjective

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First Known Use of hag

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hag

Noun (1)

Middle English hagge demon, old woman

Noun (2)

Scots, break in a moor, from Old Norse hǫgg cut, cleft; akin to Old English hēawan to hew

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The first known use of hag was in the 14th century

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“Hag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hag. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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Kids Definition of hag

2 : an ugly old woman

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