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shag

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noun \ˈshag\

Definition of shag

  1. 1a :  a shaggy tangled mass or covering (as of hair)b :  long coarse or matted fiber, nap, or pilec :  a layered haircut of uneven length

  2. 2 :  tobacco cut into fine shreds

  3. 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


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shag

adjective

Definition of shag

  1. :  shaggy



1581

First Known Use of shag

1581


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shag

verb

Definition of shag

shaggedshagging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fall or hang in shaggy masses

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make rough or shaggy



1596

First Known Use of shag

1596


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shag

transitive verb

Definition of shag

shagged shagging

chiefly British, usually vulgar

  1. :  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


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shag

transitive verb

Definition of shag

shaggedshagging

  1. 1a :  to chase after; especially :  to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of playb :  to catch (a fly) in baseball practice

  2. 2 :  to chase away



Origin of shag

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1896

Other Baseball Terms


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shag

intransitive verb

Definition of shag

shaggedshagging

  1. 1 :  to move or lope along

  2. 2 :  to dance the shag



Origin of shag

variant of shog


First Known Use: 1914

Other Dance Terms


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shag

noun

Definition of shag

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



1932

First Known Use of shag

1932



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