What does Shaggy mean?

Definitions for Shaggy
ˈʃæg ishag·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bushy, shaggy, shaggy-haired, shaggy-coatedadjective

    used of hair; thick and poorly groomed

    "bushy locks"; "a shaggy beard"

  2. shagged, shaggyadjective

    having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags

    "junipers with shagged trunks"; "shaggy rugs"


  1. shaggyadjective

    Rough with long or thick hair, fur or wool; unshaven, ungroomed, or unbrushed.

  2. shaggyadjective

    Rough; rugged; jaggy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shagged, Shaggyadjective

    Etymology: from shag.

    They change their hue, with haggar’d eyes they stare,
    Lean are their looks, and shagged are their hair. Dryd.

    A lion’s hide he wears;
    About his shoulders hangs the shaggy skin,
    The teeth and gaping jaws severely grin. Dryd.

    From the frosty north
    The early valiant Swede draws forth his wings,
    In battailous array, while Volga’s stream
    Sends opposite, in shaggy armour clad
    Her borderers; on mutual slaughter bent. Philips.

    They pluck’d the seated hills with all their load,
    Rocks, waters, woods, and by the shaggy tops
    Uplifting bore them in their hands. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    There, where very desolation dwells,
    By grots and caverns shagg’d with horrid shades,
    She may pass on with unblench’d majesty,
    Be it not done in pride. John Milton.

    Through Eden went a river large,
    Nor chang’d his course, but through the shaggy hill
    Pass’d underneath ingulph’d. John Milton.

    How would the old king smile
    To see you weigh the paws when tip’d with gold,
    And throw the shaggy spoils about your shoulders. Addis.

    Ye rugged rocks! which holy knees have worn,
    Ye grots and caverns shagg’d with horrid thorn. Alexander Pope.


  1. shaggy

    Shaggy generally refers to something or someone covered with or characterized by a thick, rough mass of hair, fur, or fibers. The term can be applied to a person, animal, or object that displays a wild, unkempt, or messy appearance. It may also refer to a style of haircut or rug where the material is long and not neatly combed or arranged.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaggynoun

    rough with long hair or wool

  2. Shaggynoun

    rough; rugged; jaggy

  3. Etymology: [From Shag, n.]


  1. Shaggy

    Orville Richard Burrell, better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American pop singer and rapper. He is known for his hit singles "Boombastic", "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel". He is said to have taken his stage name from his shaggy hair.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shaggy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shaggy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Shaggy in a Sentence

  1. W. H. Auden:

    Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are shaggy dog stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.

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