Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having, covered with, or resembling long rough hair or wool.
  • adj. Bushy or matted: shaggy hair.
  • adj. Having a rough nap or surface, as a textile.
  • adj. Poorly groomed; unkempt.
  • adj. Marked by a lack of order or clarity in thinking, planning, or performance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Rough with long or thick hair, fur or wool; unshaven, ungroomed, or unbrushed.
  • adj. Rough; rugged; jaggy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rough with long hair or wool.
  • adj. Rough; rugged; jaggy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rough, coarse, or unkempt; thick, rough, and irregular.
  • Rough; covered with long coarse or bushy hair, or with something resembling it.
  • In botany, pubescent or downy with long and soft hairs; villous.
  • In embryology, villous: noting specifically that part of the chorion which develops long villous processes, and thus enters into the formation of the placenta, the rest of the chorion remaining smooth.

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

  • adj. having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags
  • adj. used of hair; thick and poorly groomed

Etymologies

shag +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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