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.noun
An example of a shag was Jennifer Aniston's hairstyle on the tv show Friends.
Shag is thick piled carpet or fabric.noun
An example of shag is the carpet most popular in the 1970s.
To shag is a slang term meaning to have sex with someone.verb
An example of shag is a guy telling his friend he had shagged, had sex with, a girl.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME *shagge < OE sceacga, rough hair, akin to ON skegg, beard < IE base *skek-, to spring forth > shake, Ger schicken, to send
Origin: specialized use of shag with reference to the rough crest
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- 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.