-ridden --- bug-ridden, buch-ridden

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Subject: -ridden --- bug-ridden, buch-ridden
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017

hag-ridden  https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/book-ridden

ridden

3.  be full of or dominated by:=20
              "you must not think him ridden with angst" =C2=B7=20
              "the crime-ridden streets"

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_words_suffixed_with_-ridden

bug-ridden - Plagued by or infested with bedbugs or other insect pests., Or=
iginally US (of a machine, computer program, etc.) beset with defect.

Children found in bug-ridden, feces-filled Daytona Beach apartment ...
            WKMG Orlando-2017/06/22

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police arrested two women Wednesday aft=
er authorities said they found several young children living in conditions =
they wouldn't allow an animal to live in. When police arrived for a ...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-ridden
      Etymology[edit]  Back-formation from bedridden.

my guess at the Etymology  was different:

    my guess was...  [bug-ridden room]
      is analog. to  bugs riding on a bus.

HH

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