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Definition of "shag" [shag]

  • A tangle or mass, especially of rough matted hair. (noun)
  • A coarse long nap, as on a woolen cloth. (noun)
  • Cloth having such a nap. (noun)
  • A rug with a thick rough pile. (noun)
  • Coarse shredded tobacco. (noun)

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 "shag" in a sentence
  • "BAILEY: If Tiger just used the word shag in a British accent he probably wouldn ` t be in so much trouble."
  • "It was called the shag, and it was a 1960s kind of beach dance."
  • "Anita begins to get over herself, then finds out the sweet teacher guy she wants to shag is really into the turn furry and howl at the moon thing."