American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To disarrange or rumple; dishevel.
- n. A disheveled mass, as of hair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pull about roughly; plague or tease good-naturedly by pulling about: as, to tousle the girls.
- To put into disorder, as by pulling about roughly: dishevel; rumple: as, to tousle one's hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To put into disorder; to tumble; to touse.
- v. disarrange or rumple; dishevel.
- Middle English touselen, frequentative of tousen, to pull roughly. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“About 15 million people will watch her tousle that dyed blonde hair as she gamely re-enacts one of her iconic performances.”
“Occasionally you will reach over and tousle her hair, or she may lean against your leg.”
“My gaze focused on my lover, my heart doing a little flip at the sight of him, his hair in its familiar tousle that fell over his forehead.”
“Marcus paused to scrub at his clean-shaven face, then tousle hair inexpertly trimmed with his own shears.”
“Paparazzi video and she herself becomes a kind of scoliotic (yes, I just made that word up) bionic woman after she falls from a balcony in a theatrical lovers 'tousle:”
“Mostly we learn that Gilbert was so restless that a cure for her ennui -- sex with a younger man (even one as tousle-haired as James Franco) -- didn't do it for her.”
“ I toss my pretty brunette wig in the seat next to me and tousle my own messy hair.”
“But our elected officials have been more like the children in this scenario, as sports owners tousle their hair and set the budget agendas for municipalities around the country with a simple credo: stadiums first and people last.”
“Mostly we learn that Gilbert was so restless that a cure for her ennui -- sex with a younger man even one as tousle-haired as James Franco -- didn't do it for her.”
“In the half-dark just after sunset, a tousle-haired man in a promising Pink Floyd T-shirt steps up to the mic, carrying his comforting, classic Gibson Les Paul guitar.”
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