WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
shag•gy /ˈʃægi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -gi•er, -gi•est. 
  1. covered with or having long, rough hair:a shaggy dog.
  2. forming a bushy mass, such as hair:a shaggy beard.
  3. untidy;
    messy.
shag•gi•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
shag•gy  (shagē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -gi•er, -gi•est. 
  1. covered with or having long, rough hair.
  2. untidy;
    unkempt:a shaggy person.
  3. rough and matted;
    forming a bushy mass, as the hair or mane.
  4. having a rough nap, as cloth.
  5. characterized by sloppy planning or execution:a shaggy production ofMacbeth.
shaggi•ly, adv. 
shaggi•ness, n. 
  • shag1 + -y1 1580–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

shaggy /ˈʃæɡɪ/ adj ( -gier, -giest)
  1. having or covered with rough unkempt fur, hair, wool, etc: a shaggy dog
  2. rough or unkempt

ˈshaggily adv ˈshagginess n



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