shag

shag
I
[[t]ʃæg[/t]]
n. v. shagged, shag•ging
1) rough, matted hair, wool, or the like
2) a mass of this
3) clo a hairstyle in which the hair is cut in layers downward from the crown
4) tex a long, thick pile or nap
5) cvb tex a rug or carpet with a thick, shaggy pile
6) a coarse tobacco cut into fine shreds
7) to make or become rough or shaggy
Etymology: bef. 1050; OE sceacga (wooly) hair; c. ON skegg beard II
shag
[[t]ʃæg[/t]] n.
orn any of several small cormorants, esp. Phalacrocorax aristotelis, of European coasts
Etymology: 1560–70; perh. identical with shag I III
shag
[[t]ʃæg[/t]] v. t. shagged, shag•ging
1) to chase or follow after; pursue
2) to go after and bring back; fetch
3) spo to retrieve and throw back (fly balls) in batting practice
Etymology: 1910–15, amer.; orig. uncert.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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