- shag·gi·ly, adverb
- shag·gi·ness, noun
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How to use shaggy in a sentence
They act “like a shaggy carpet,” says Bargatin and help the disc hold its shape.Light levitation might help explore Earth’s ‘ignorosphere’ | Kathryn Hulick | April 21, 2021 | Science News For Students
At a friend’s house recently, when her terrier demanded my attention, I found myself petting his shaggy coat rather than pushing him away.I never liked animals. Then I got a pandemic pet bunny. | Sarah Garone | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Donations go toward food, vet care and jungle school, where the shaggy-haired students learn how to be proper orangutans.A virtual menagerie: How conservation and rescue efforts can connect us with wildlife around the world | Andrea Sachs | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
I wrote about our little adventure, a story that we published this weekend, replete with photos of shaggy dogs, freshly unearthed truffles and a little video explainer of why prices for this exotic dish are soaring.COVID vaccines are coming—but it might be too late for the housing market | Bernhard Warner | December 14, 2020 | Fortune
The first Freemasons could hardly have predicted the global shaggy dog story of success and notoriety that they would generate.What the Freemasons Taught the World About the Power of Secrecy | John Dickie | August 13, 2020 | Time
Toto was an especial friend of the shaggy Man, and he knew every one else.
"And chew grass for our supper," added the shaggy Man, laughing.
"That's strange," said the shaggy Man, reading the sign aloud.
"Self-preservation is the first law of nature," quoted the shaggy Man.
"Don't worry, shaggy Man," said Dorothy, smiling because her friend wagged his new ears so comically.The Road to Oz | L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for shaggy
having or covered with rough unkempt fur, hair, wool, etc: a shaggy dog
rough or unkempt
(in textiles) having a nap of long rough strands
- shaggily, adverb
- shagginess, noun
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