Simple Definition of tousle
: to make (someone's hair) untidy
Examples of tousle
She tousled the little boy's hair.
<his grandfather would always tousle the boy's neatly combed hair>
Origin of tousle
Middle English touselen, frequentative of -tousen
First Known Use: 15th century
First Known Use of tousle
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tousle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).