hag

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noun (1)

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

hag

2 of 3

noun (2)

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

Hag

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abbreviation

Haggai

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Noun (2)

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hag was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hag. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

hag

noun

ˈhag
1
: an ugly or evil old woman
2

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