hag-ridden

hagridden

[hag-rid-n]
adjective
worried or tormented, as by a witch.

Origin:
1675–85; hag1 + ridden

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hagride

[hag-rahyd]
verb (used with object), hagrode or (Archaic) hagrid; hagridden or (Archaic) hagrid; hagriding.
to afflict with worry, dread, need, or the like; torment.

Origin:
1655–65; hag1 + ride

hagrider, noun
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hag-ridden
 
adj
1.  tormented or worried, as if by a witch
2.  facetious (of a man) harassed by women

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hag-ridden
1684, from hag (q.v.) + pp. of ride. An old term for sleep paralysis, the sensation of being held immobile in bed, often by a heavy weight, and accompanied by a sense of alien presence. A holed stone hung over the bed was said to prevent it.
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