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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 and Etymology of shag

Middle English *shagge, from Old English sceacga; akin to Old Norse skegg beard, skaga to project


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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

shagged

;

shagging

  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

verb

Definition of shag

shagged

;

shagging

chiefly British, informal + usually vulgar

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to have sexual intercourse with

Origin and Etymology of shag

earlier argot, probably ultimately from Middle English shoggen, shaggen to shake — more at shog


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shag

verb

Definition of shag

shagged

;

shagging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to chase after; especially :  to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of playb :  to catch (a fly) in baseball practice

  3. 2 :  to chase away

Origin and Etymology of shag

origin unknown

Other Baseball Terms


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shag

verb

Definition of shag

shagged

;

shagging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move or lope along

  3. 2 :  to dance the shag

Origin and Etymology of shag

variant of shog

Other Dance Terms


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shag

noun

Definition of shag

  1. :  any of various dances of the southern U.S. that employ lively footwork with a minimum of upper-body motion

1932

First Known Use of shag

1932



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