shag

shag
shag1
noun
1》 a carpet or rug with a long, rough pile.
    ↘cloth with a velvet nap on one side.
2》 a thick, tangled hairstyle.
3》 coarse-cut tobacco.
Origin
OE sceacga 'rough matted hair', of Gmc origin; related to shaw2.
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shag2
noun a cormorant with greenish-black plumage and a long curly crest in the breeding season. [Phalacrocorax aristotelis.]
chiefly NZ any cormorant.
Origin
C16: perh. a use of shag1, with ref. to the bird's ‘shaggy’ crest.
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shag3 Brit.
vulgar slang
verb (shags, shagging, shagged) have sex with.
noun an act of sexual intercourse.
Derivatives
shagger noun
Origin
C18: of unknown origin.
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shag4
noun a dance originating in the US, characterized by vigorous hopping from one foot to the other.
Origin
1930s: of obscure derivation; perh. from obs. shag 'waggle'.
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shag5
verb Baseball chase or catch (fly balls) for practice.
Origin
early 20th cent.: of unknown origin.

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