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Definition of "shaggy" [shag•gy]

  • Having, covered with, or resembling long rough hair or wool. (adjective)
  • Bushy or matted: shaggy hair. (adjective)
  • Having a rough nap or surface, as a textile. (adjective)
  • Poorly groomed; unkempt. (adjective)
  • Marked by a lack of order or clarity in thinking, planning, or performance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shaggy" in a sentence
  • "Colangelo looked at Johnson's thin shaggy hair that nearly reached his shoulders, and said: Randy, if you want to have tattoos from your head to the bottom of your feet, and wear a nose ring on the mound while you pitch, we'll pass."
  • "If we call the shaggy one, _Hicoria ovata_, shagbark, and call the big western one shellbark, it seems to me"
  • "It was really more like a trim, though, a grooming of his usual style, which Isobel often referred to as shaggy à la hobo."