Definition of shaggy
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
2a : unkemptb : confused or unclear in conception or thinking shaggy ideas a shaggy argument
shaggilyplay \ˈsha-gə-lē\ adverb
shagginessplay \ˈsha-gē-nəs\ noun
Examples of shaggy in a Sentence
a big, shaggy dog kept trying to lick my face
a shaggy carpet that was a relic of the 1970s
Recent Examples of shaggy from the Web
Add the yeast mixture, vanilla bean, eggs and egg yolks; beat on medium-low speed to form a shaggy mass with no visible dry ingredients.
Hairy situation: If Carl Edwards Jr. is looking a bit shaggy these days, that's by design.
In fact, today’s shaggy two-toed sloths are more closely related to Megalonyx than that other variety of upside-down mammal, the three-toed sloths.
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First Known Use of shaggy
SHAGGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shaggy for English Language Learners
: long and tangled
: covered with hair or fur that is long and tangled
SHAGGY Defined for Kids
Definition of shaggy for Students
: covered with or made up of a long and tangled growth (as of hair) The dog has a shaggy coat.
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