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1. shaggy

adjective. ['ˈʃægi'] used of hair; thick and poorly groomed.

Synonyms

  • shaggy-coated
  • ungroomed
  • bushy

Antonyms

  • regular
  • even
  • fine
  • ironed

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shag (English)
  • sceacga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Shaggy

  • kashiwagi
  • draggy
  • craggy
  • wagy
  • waggy
  • maggie
  • daggy
  • baggy
  • baggie
  • agie
  • aggie

Example sentences of the word shaggy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Their feathers look more like shaggy fur, and their wings are only about 7 inches long.

2. Adjective
Mix to form a shaggy dough.

3. Verb, base form
Labradoodles typically have the poodle's curly or shaggy coat that requires care to keep it unmatted and tangle-free.

Quotes containing the word shaggy


1. Isn't that someone we know?"asked Horace. He pointed to where a cloaked figure sat by the side of the road a few hundred meters away, arms wrapped around his knees. Close by him, a small shaggy horse cropped the grass growing at the edge of the drainage ditch that ran beside the road."So it is,"Halt replied. "And he seems to have brought Will with him.
- John Flanagan, Halt's Peril

2. No, my dog used to gaze at me,paying me the attention I need,the attention requiredto make a vain person like me understandthat, being a dog, he was wasting time,but, with those eyes so much purer than mine,he’d keep on gazing at mewith a look that reserved for me aloneall his sweet and shaggy life,always near me, never troubling me,and asking nothing.
- Pablo Neruda

2. shaggy-haired

adjective. used of hair; thick and poorly groomed.

Synonyms

  • shaggy
  • ungroomed
  • bushy

Antonyms

  • smooth
  • tidy
  • branchless
  • pomaded

3. shaggy-coated

adjective. used of hair; thick and poorly groomed.

Synonyms

  • shaggy
  • ungroomed
  • bushy

Antonyms

  • smooth
  • tidy
  • branchless
  • pomaded

4. shaggy

adjective. ['ˈʃægi'] having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags.

Synonyms

  • unsmooth
  • rough

Antonyms

  • tidy
  • branchless
  • polished

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shag (English)
  • sceacga (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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