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hagridden

[hag-rid-n] /ˈhægˌrɪd n/
adjective
1.
worried or tormented, as by a witch.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; hag1 + ridden

hagride

[hag-rahyd] /ˈhægˌraɪd/
verb (used with object), hagrode or (Archaic) hagrid; hagridden or (Archaic) hagrid; hagriding.
1.
to afflict with worry, dread, need, or the like; torment.
Origin
1655-65; hag1 + ride
Related forms
hagrider, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hag-ridden

hag-ridden

adjective
1.
tormented or worried, as if by a witch
2.
(facetious) (of a man) harassed by women
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Word Origin and History for hag-ridden
n.

1680s, "afflicted by nightmares," from hag (n.) + ridden. 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. Hag-ride as a verb is attested from 1660s.

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