Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being shaggy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being shaggy; roughness; shaggedness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being shagged or shaggy; roughness produced by long hair or wool; hirsuteness.
  • n. Roughness of any sort caused by irregular, ragged projections, as of a tree, a forest, or a person in rags.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. roughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs
  • n. unkemptness of hair

Etymologies

From shaggy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Shag rugs are different than most other rugs in that their fiber loops are left intact to create their pile, and that's why they are so soft and have such "shagginess".

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  • Indeed, she's had that haircut since at least since 2009 — before Bieber released a single or understood his potential for shagginess.

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  • Reviewers of these two books grew increasingly impatient with their archness and shagginess and scale.

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  • The Beatles have quite a few beasties named after them, the most pertinent being Greeffiella beatlei, a nematode worm identified by S. Lorenzen in 1969 — the worm's shagginess perhaps resembling a Beatle haircut.

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  • The chieftain plucked at his beard, which was full and curly to the point of shagginess.

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  • And the velvet of the coat, brilliant with a milky sheen, had here and there a roughness, a scoring, a shagginess on its surface which made one think of the crumpled brightness of the carnations in the vase.

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  • But Ahab, my Captain, still moves before me in all his Nantucket grimness and shagginess; and in this episode touching Emperors and

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  • His eyebrows were of a more than wonted shagginess, growing together at the bridge of his nose, so as to form a thick excrescence of hair that bore an unsettling resemblance to a member of that singularly repellent variety of arthropod commonly known as the centipede.

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  • Part of the hippie fad, the lank look of long straight hair was harder to obtain than the male's general shagginess.

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