from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tousled; tangled; rough; shaggy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rough; shaggy; unkempt; tousled; disheveled: as, a tousy head; a tousy dog.
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He buried his tousy head in Pearl's apron, and Pearl saw at once that her whole house were about to be submerged in tears, idle tears.
"How is it now?" he answered anxiously, for she was still rubbing the tousy golden curls which covered the back of her head.
Blank stupor, hopeless vacuity, till he came to a sort of sprouting Dougal Cratur — almost as wee, and as glegg, and as tousy about the head, as my own Kintail terrier, whom I saw at that moment through the open door careering after
(Not all contributions can be used) 1422: It's getting a little tousy out there.
I had to boil everything on the parlour fire this morning; no wonder I'm a little tousy! "