Shag (?), n. [AS. sceacga a bush of hair; akin to Icel. skegg the beard, Sw. skagg, Dan. skjg. Cf. Schock of hair.]


Coarse hair or nap; rough, woolly hair.

True Witney broadcloth, with its shag unshorn. Gay.


A kind of cloth having a long, coarse nap.

3. Com.

A kind of prepared tobacco cut fine.

4. Zool.

Any species of cormorant.


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Shag, a.

Hairy; shaggy.



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Shag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shagged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shagging.]

To make hairy or shaggy; hence, to make rough.

Shag the green zone that bounds the boreal skies. J. Barlow.

<-- (Sport) To chase, as (a) to chase and return balls hit out of bounds. (b) (Baseball) to catch fly balls for practise. -->


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