Meaning of shag

shag

Pronunciation: (shag), [key]
— n., v., shagged, shag•ging.
—n.
  1. rough, matted hair, wool, or the like.
  2. a mass of this.
  3. a hairdo in which hair is cut in slightly uneven, overlapping layers downward from the crown, sometimes with the hair at the front and back hairlines left longer or wispier than the rest.
  4. a cloth with a nap, as of silk or a heavy or rough woolen fabric.
  5. a rug or carpet with a thick, shaggy pile.
  6. a coarse tobacco cut into fine shreds.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become rough or shaggy.

shag

Pronunciation: (shag), [key]
— n.
  1. a small cormorant, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, of European coasts.
  2. any of several small cormorants of the Southern Hemisphere.

shag

Pronunciation: (shag), [key]
— v., n. shagged, shag•ging,
—v.i.
  1. to dance a step with a vigorous hopping on each foot.
—n.
  1. this dance step.

shag

Pronunciation: (shag), [key]
— shagged, shag•ging.
  1. to chase or follow after; pursue.
  2. to go after and bring back; fetch.
  3. to retrieve and throw back (fly balls) in batting practice.
  4. . to depart, esp. hurriedly; get going.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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