shag


1shag

noun \ˈshag\

Definition of SHAG

1
a :  a shaggy tangled mass or covering (as of hair)
b :  long coarse or matted fiber, nap, or pile
c :  a layered haircut of uneven length
2
:  tobacco cut into fine shreds
3
:  any of various waterbirds related to the cormorants; also :  cormorant 1

Origin of SHAG

Middle English *shagge, from Old English sceacga; akin to Old Norse skegg beard, skaga to project
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SHAG

2shag

adjective

Definition of SHAG

:  shaggy

First Known Use of SHAG

1581

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

3shag

verb
shaggedshag·ging

Definition of SHAG

intransitive verb
:  to fall or hang in shaggy masses
transitive verb
:  to make rough or shaggy

First Known Use of SHAG

1596

4shag

transitive verb
shagged shag·ging

Definition of SHAG

chiefly British, usually vulgar
:  to have sexual intercourse with

Origin of SHAG

earlier argot, probably ultimately from Middle English shoggen, shaggen to shake — more at shog
First Known Use: 1788

5shag

transitive verb
shaggedshag·ging

Definition of SHAG

1
a :  to chase after; especially :  to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of play
b :  to catch (a fly) in baseball practice
2
:  to chase away

Origin of SHAG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1896

Other Baseball Terms

alley, cleanup, nightcap, safety, save

6shag

intransitive verb
shaggedshag·ging

Definition of SHAG

1
:  to move or lope along
2
:  to dance the shag

Origin of SHAG

variant of shog
First Known Use: 1914

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

7shag

noun

Definition of SHAG

:  a dance step executed by hopping livelily on each foot in turn

First Known Use of SHAG

1932

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