Definition for tousled (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), tou·sled, tou·sling.
Examples from the Web for tousled
Hair Cressida: Tousled, shoulder-length, just-got-out-of-bed blonde mop.
Cara: Tousled, shoulder-length, just-got-out-of-bed blonde mop.
In general, Mrs. Romney tends towards pullover sweaters and pushed-up sleeves, preppy skirts, easy blazers and tousled hair.Ann Romney's Milk-and-Cookies Style Emphasizes Mitt's Softer Side|Robin Givhan|December 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And Prince Harry was a splendid mix of military dash and tousled ease.Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress: Alexander McQueen's Royal Triumph|Robin Givhan|April 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Only the corsets of those roles foreshadowed the Gothic babe she would become, the tousled muse to the phantasmagoric Tim Burton.
Presently the door was noisily unlocked from within, and a head covered with a fiery red shock of tousled hair thrust outside.Bats in the Wall|P. T. Raymond
The general complied, and the tousled head bobbed, as the man turned painfully away.A Witch Shall Be Born|Robert E. Howard
His hat had fallen off, one cuff was all awry, and his hair was tousled, while his cheeks were flushed.The Motor Boys Over the Rockies|Clarence Young
I thought I had never seen him so handsome, with his boyish, rugged features, and shock of tousled brown hair.Astounding Stories, March, 1931|Various
The sponge flew through the air true to its mark and landed "kersplash" on Chuck's tousled brown head.Christmas Holidays at Merryvale|Alice Hale Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for tousled
Word Origin for tousle
Word Origin and History for tousled
"pull roughly, disorder, dishevel," mid-15c., frequentative of -tousen "handle or push about roughly," from Old English *tusian, from Proto-Germanic *tus- (cf. Frisian tusen, Old High German erzusen, German zausen "to tug, pull, dishevel"); related to tease.