Adjective "Shaggy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of hair or fur) long, thick, and unkempt.
  1. 'The young woman noticed its shaggy fur was receding and looked to see the moon disappearing behind another cloud.'
  2. 'At the base, there stood a black horse with a thick shaggy pelt and another dark grey one.'
  3. 'Intent on climbing, all she could see of him was the top of his head, which sprouted a shaggy growth of dirty blonde hair that barely brushed his shoulders in elegant, sweaty and tangled locks.'
  4. 'The moonlight glinted off its shaggy fur, shining off the pale wings sprouting from its back.'
  5. 'He was medium height and had shaggy, short, dark brown hair.'
  6. 'Michael scratched his shaggy brown hair, embarrassed at the Secret Service agent's commanding, drawn out voice.'
  7. 'His hair had begun to grow back, now slightly shaggy instead of fuzzy.'
  8. 'The somber youth looked at her from underneath his shaggy bangs, and blinked.'
  9. 'His thick brown hair was spiked, but shaggy at the same time.'
  10. 'She glanced over and saw that even Walter's shaggy fur had taken on a touch of glamour, and Bill's looked much like her own.'
  11. 'a huge shaggy Alsatian'
  12. 'She took a bow, and he grinned as he scratched his shaggy head.'
  13. 'The pony was old, and had been Asa's own for three years, ever since Asa's older brother, Oberon, had handed him down when he had grown out of the shaggy brown pony.'
  14. 'Their big shaggy komondor sheepdogs with matted dreadlock pelts stayed close at heel.'
  15. 'He was shaggy, still dripping wet and shivering.'
  16. 'Lepiota rhacodes, the smaller shaggy parasol, is even shaggier and has flesh which stains red when cut.'
  17. 'During the actual weaving, tufts of fleece were sometimes knotted into the weave to anchor them, creating a fabric with a hairy or shaggy finish.'
  18. 'It trucked off seven semi loads of toxic material, though it left behind the dead shaggy bark juniper and pinon pines that had been poisoned by fumes from the lab.'


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 of Macbeth.

More examples(as adjective)

"arguments can be shaggy for stripings."

"hairs can be shaggy."

"heads can be shaggy."

"coats can be shaggy."

"stories can be shaggy."

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