adjective, shag·gi·er, shag·gi·est.
Examples from the Web for shaggy
"Self-preservation is the first law of nature," quoted the Shaggy Man.The Emerald City of Oz|L. Frank Baum
"Well, you can't see the Scarecrow's brains work, but they do a lot of clever thinking," asserted the Shaggy Man.The Patchwork Girl of Oz|L. Frank Baum
You might have Shaggy himself, if you like, while I am away.'At His Gates, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Shaggy was so discouraged by this time that he thought it of no use to try again.
Father Thrift held the handles of the plow and Shaggy pulled it.
British Dictionary definitions for shaggy
adjective -gier or -giest
Word Origin and History for shaggy
"rough, coarse, unkempt," 1590s, from shag (n.) + -y (2). Related: Shaggily; shagginess. Earlier was shagged, from Old English sceacgede "hairy;" cf. Old Norse skeggjaðr, Danish skægget "bearded." The shaggy-dog story as a type of joke is attested from 1944, perhaps from vaudeville.