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shaggy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    shaggy-haired; shaggy-coated; bushy.
    • bushy locks
    • a shaggy beard
  2. adjective satellite having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags
    shagged.
    • junipers with shagged trunks
    • shaggy rugs
WordNet

Shag"gy adjective
Etymology
From Shag, n.
Wordforms
comparative Shaggier ; superlative Shaggiest
Definitions
  1. Rough with long hair or wool.
    About his shoulders hangs the shaggy skin. Dryden.
  2. Rough; rugged; jaggy. Milton.
    [A rill] that winds unseen beneath the shaggy fell. Keble.

Webster 1913