Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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shag +‎ -y

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