I. noun Etymology: Middle English *shagge, from Old English sceacga; akin to Old Norse skegg beard, skaga to project Date: before 12th century 1. a. a shaggy tangled mass or covering (as of hair) b. long coarse or matted fiber, nap, or pile c. a layered haircut of uneven length 2. tobacco cut into fine shreds 3. any of various waterbirds related to the cormorants; also cormorant 1 II. adjective Date: 1581 shaggy III. verb (shagged; shagging) Date: 1596 intransitive verb to fall or hang in shaggy masses transitive verb to make rough or shaggy IV. transitive verb (shagged; shagging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1896 1. a. to chase after; especially to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of play b. to catch (a fly) in baseball practice 2. to chase away V. intransitive verb (shagged; shagging) Etymology: variant of shog Date: 1914 1. to move or lope along 2. to dance the shag VI. noun Date: 1932 a dance step executed by hopping livelily on each foot in turn

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