from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of tousle.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Should have done noses, though, because Chip still needed an exit strategy, which he found in tousling my hair and kissing me on the head.

    Lost in the Magic Kingdom

  • “I understand, Nathan, I really do,” I whispered, hugging him tightly and tousling his hair.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

  • They are rarely still long enough for a good cuddle; I have to settle for tousling their hair as they run by, drawing them in for hugs when I can catch them, and kissing their flushed cheeks at night while they sleep.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • There were smiles from the teachers that had loved him, his mother and aunts reaching out, tousling his red hair.

    The Last Lion

  • He has dark brown hair that I have to restrain myself from tousling and a smile that could sell toothpaste by the bushel.

    mostly good girls

  • “You have no problem with your image,” she said, tousling his hair.


  • He turned at an angle to me, his hands and fingers moving with the fluidity of snakes, the sun-bleached tips of his hair tousling in the wind, a smell like dried salt wafting off his skin.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • She stood up, tousling her hair and smoothing her dress.


  • He was hunkered down against the wall, tears streaming down his pale face, the wind tousling his ash-blond hair.

    Rogue Wave

  • A couple spritzes of volumizer, some careful tousling of the roots, and off you go!

    Verena von Pfetten: Frizzy Is The New Fabulous


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.