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  • A dialectal variant of tousle.

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  • (verb) - (1) To pull about, especially applied to any rough dalliance with a female.

    --John Brockett's Glossary of North Country Words, 1825

    (2) Touzly, ruffled, shaggy. In the phrase, "to touzle one's top," to make one's hair stand on end.

    --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

    January 18, 2018