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shag 1

1. A tangle or mass, especially of rough matted hair.
a. A coarse long nap, as on a woolen cloth.
b. Cloth having such a nap.
3. A rug with a thick rough pile.
4. Coarse shredded tobacco.
tr.v. shagged, shag·ging, shags
To make shaggy; roughen.

[Middle English *shagge, from Old English sceacga, matted hair.]

shag 2

A dance step of the 1930s consisting of a hop on each foot in turn.
intr.v. shagged, shag·ging, shags
To perform or execute this dance.

[Origin unknown.]

shag 3

Any of several cormorants, especially Phalacrocorax aristotelis of Europe and North Africa.

[Perhaps from its shaggy crest.]

shag 4

tr.v. shagged, shag·ging, shags
1. To chase and bring back; fetch.
2. Baseball To chase and catch (fly balls) in practice.

[Perhaps from obsolete shag, to shake.]

shag 5

v. shagged, shag·ging, shags Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To engage in sexual intercourse with.
To engage in sexual intercourse.

[Perhaps from obsolete shag, to shake, wiggle.]


extremely tired; exhausted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shagged - having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags; "junipers with shagged trunks"; "shaggy rugs"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"


[ʃægd] ADJ (also shagged out) → hecho polvo


[ʃægd] shagged out adj (Brit) (fam!) → distrutto/a, a pezzi
References in classic literature ?
Here and there fierce duellos took place between rival enamorados; butting their huge shagged fronts together, goring each other with their short black horns, and tearing up the earth with their feet in perfect fury.
They gained the summit only to find themselves on another ravine, and now perceived that this vast mountain, which had presented such a sloping and even side to the distant beholder on the plain, was shagged by frightful precipices, and seamed with longitudinal chasms, deep and dangerous.
He was gaunt and shagged, with a ewe neck, and a head like a hammer; his rusty mane and tail were tangled and knotted with burs; one eye had lost its pupil, and was glaring and spectral, but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it.
The area had once been a grass plot, but was now shagged with briers and rank weeds.
He also played on the soundtracks of dozens of other motion pictures including ``Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,'' ``The Prince of Egypt,'' ``The Devil's Own,'' ``The Fugitive'' and the IMAX documentary ``Everest.
While there have been some triumphs and moments in the sun, such as his cover of The Guess Who's American Woman on the soundtrack to the 1999 movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, his recent albums have tended to lack focus and fire.
However, it does not entitle Gordon Ramsay to scream at her in front of a kitchen full of people: "You've shagged the Prime Minister, and now you're shagging me from behind.
Here we were, like, coming from Ireland where it was very difficult being shagged," he said.
HOLIER-THAN-THOU guardians of morality round the world are - almost - lost for words when it comes to translating the name of one of the year's greatest box-office blockbuster films, Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me.
Once you've taken in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, check out the black comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous, with Kirstie Alley and Ellen Barkin playing longtime rivals from opposite sides of the track who square off as ferociously competitive beauty pageant moms.
The same students then shagged flies while wearing a lightweight video camera on their shoulders that tracked the ball from their perspective.
In 1999, New Line and America Online teamed up to auction Felicity Shagwell's USA-flag-painted Corvette from "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," and the auction received an overwhelming response.