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SHAGGY (shaggier, shaggiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shaggy mean? 

SHAGGY (adjective)
  The adjective SHAGGY has 2 senses:

1. used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
2. having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags

  Familiarity information: SHAGGY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHAGGY (adjective)


Sense 1shaggy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of hair; thick and poorly groomed

Synonyms:

bushy; shaggy; shaggy-coated; shaggy-haired

Context examples:

bushy locks / a shaggy beard

Similar:

ungroomed (not neat and smart in appearance)


Sense 2shaggy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags

Synonyms:

shagged; shaggy

Context examples:

junipers with shagged trunks / shaggy rugs

Similar:

rough; unsmooth (having or caused by an irregular surface)


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