Complete Definition of "shag"

English
Pronunciation
IPA|/Êæg/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æɡ|-æɡ

Etymology 1
Old English sceacga.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Matted material; rough massed hair, fibres etc.
  2. Coarse shredded tobacco.
  3. A type of rough carpet pile.

Derived terms
top2
shaggy
shagginess
mid2
shaggy-dog story
shagger

Etymology 2
wikipedia|Common Shag
Perhaps a derivative of Etymology 1, above, with reference to the bird's shaggy crest.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A type of cormorant, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, found on European and African coasts.

Translations

Spanish: cormorán m, cormorán moñudo m
mid

Etymology 3
Origin unknown.

Verb
en-verb|shagg|ing

  1. intransitive To shake, wiggle around.
  2. UK transitive To have sexual intercourse with.
  3. To chase after; especially : to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of play

Noun
en-noun

  1. A swing dance.
  2. An act of sexual intercourse.
  3. A sexual partner

Anagrams
hags

Synonyms
WikiSaurus:sexual intercourse

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Category:Birds
Category:Dances
Category:Vulgarities
Category:Unknown etymology

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