shaggy

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adjective shag·gy \ˈsha-gē\

Definition of shaggy

shaggier

shaggiest

  1. 1a :  covered with or consisting of long, coarse, or matted hairb :  covered with or consisting of thick, tangled, or unkempt vegetationc :  having a rough nap, texture, or surfaced :  having hairlike processes

  2. 2a :  unkemptb :  confused or unclear in conception or thinking <shaggy ideas> <a shaggy argument>

shaggily

play \ˈsha-gə-lē\ adverb

shagginess

play \ˈsha-gē-nəs\ noun

Examples of shaggy in a sentence

  1. <a big, shaggy dog kept trying to lick my face>

  2. <a shaggy carpet that was a relic of the 1970s>

1581

First Known Use of shaggy

1581


SHAGGY Defined for English Language Learners

shaggy

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adjective shag·gy \ˈsha-gē\

Definition of shaggy for English Language Learners

  • : long and tangled

  • : covered with hair or fur that is long and tangled


SHAGGY Defined for Kids

shaggy

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adjective shag·gy \ˈsha-gē\

Definition of shaggy for Students

shaggier

shaggiest

  1. :  covered with or made up of a long and tangled growth (as of hair) <The dog has a shaggy coat.>



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