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SHAG (shagged, shagging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shag mean? 

SHAG (noun)
  The noun SHAG has 5 senses:

1. a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded
2. a matted tangle of hair or fiber
3. a fabric with long coarse nap
4. slang for sexual intercourse
5. a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn

  Familiarity information: SHAG used as a noun is common.


SHAG (verb)
  The verb SHAG has 1 sense:

1. dance the shag

  Familiarity information: SHAG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHAG (noun)


Sense 1shag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("shag" is a kind of...):

baccy; tobacco (leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion)


Sense 2shag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A matted tangle of hair or fiber

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

the dog's woolly shag

Hypernyms ("shag" is a kind of...):

tangle (a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven)


Sense 3shag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fabric with long coarse nap

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he bought a shag rug

Hypernyms ("shag" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)

Holonyms ("shag" is a part of...):

shag rug (a rug with long pile)


Sense 4shag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slang for sexual intercourse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shtup; screwing; roll in the hay; piece of tail; piece of ass; nooky; nookie; fucking; fuck; ass; shag; screw

Hypernyms ("shag" is a kind of...):

carnal knowledge; coition; coitus; congress; copulation; intercourse; relation; sex act; sexual congress; sexual intercourse; sexual relation (the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur)

Domain usage:

dirty word; filth; obscenity; smut; vulgarism (an offensive or indecent word or phrase)


Sense 5shag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("shag" is a kind of...):

social dancing (dancing as part of a social occasion)


SHAG (verb)


Sense 1shag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance the shag

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "shag" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue shag


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