Definition of Hag-ridden
1. Adjective. Tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears. "Hagridden...by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth"
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Literary usage of Hag-ridden
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1. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1893)
"... was hag-ridden, or troubled with nocturnal sweats." The same custom was followed in Nithsdale in ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... natural size. hag-ridden (hag'rid *n), a. 1. Ridden by hags or witches, as a horse.—2. Afflicted with nightmare. Cheyne.—3. Entangled; involved. [Prov. ..."