- Shag is thick piled carpet or fabric.
An example of shag is the carpet most popular in the 1970s.
- The definition of a shag is a haircut which is shorter in the front and longer in the back and has many layers to give a soft, messy look.
An example of a shag was Jennifer Aniston's hairstyle on the tv show Friends.
- To shag is a slang term meaning to have sex with someone.
An example of shag is a guy telling his friend he had shagged, had sex with, a girl.
Blue shag carpet.
shag definition by Webster's New World
- Rare heavily matted wool or hair
- a haircut, short in front and longer in back, with multiple layers cut so as to produce a stylishly unkempt look
- a heavy, rough nap, as on some woolen cloth
- cloth with such a nap
- any disordered or tangled mass
- coarse, shredded tobacco
Origin: Middle English an unverified form shagge ; from Old English sceacga, rough hair, akin to Old Norse skegg, beard ; from Indo-European base an unverified form skek-, to spring forth from source shake, German schicken, to send
Origin: specialized use of shag with reference to the rough crest
shag definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A tangle or mass, especially of rough matted hair.
- a. A coarse long nap, as on a woolen cloth.b. Cloth having such a nap.
- A rug with a thick rough pile.
- Coarse shredded tobacco.
Origin: Middle English *shagge, from Old English sceacga, matted hair.
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Perhaps from its shaggy crest.
transitive verb shagged shagged, shag·ging, shags
- To chase and bring back; fetch.
- Baseball To chase and catch (fly balls) in practice.
Origin: Perhaps from obsolete shag, to shake.
verb shagged shagged, shag·ging, shags Chiefly British Vulgar Slang verb, transitive
Origin: Perhaps from obsolete shag, to shake, wiggle.