- 1A witch, especially one in the form of an ugly old woman (often used as a term of disparagement for a woman): a fat old hag in a dirty apronMore example sentences
- I must admit, I was expecting an ugly old hag with a diseased or pale face… so what I saw startled me.
- An old hag of a witch was approaching, her walk was staggered and she had enough warts on her nose so that you didn't know there was even a nose there.
- Accompanying them was an old hag with a witches hat and long stringy green, white and gold hair.
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- Yeah, Debbie, Marla was a real blonde - unlike your haggish self.
- Their father's mother worked a factory job leaving the two sisters with their haggish great-grandmother.
- The haggish woman stepped forward, ‘we must move quickly.’
Middle English: perhaps from Old English hægtesse, hegtes, related to Dutch heks and German Hexe 'witch', of unknown ultimate origin.
nounScottish & Northern English
- 1 (also peat hag) An overhang of peat.More example sentences
- But so were the boulders and lumps of peat hag which pocked the scene.
- This broad mass of peat hags and bog pools rises to over 680-metres at the head of Littondale.
Middle English (denoting a gap in a cliff): from Old Norse hǫgg 'gap', from hǫggva 'hack, hew'.