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shaggy

[ shag-ee ]
/ ˈʃæg i /
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adjective, shag·gi·er, shag·gi·est.
covered with or having long, rough hair.
untidy; unkempt: a shaggy person.
rough and matted; forming a bushy mass, as the hair or mane.
having a rough nap, as cloth.
characterized by sloppy planning or execution: a shaggy production of Macbeth.
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Origin of shaggy

First recorded in 1580–90; shag1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM shaggy

shag·gi·ly, adverbshag·gi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shaggy

shaggy
/ (ˈʃæɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest
having or covered with rough unkempt fur, hair, wool, etca shaggy dog
rough or unkempt
(in textiles) having a nap of long rough strands

Derived forms of shaggy

shaggily, adverbshagginess, noun
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