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adjective as in hairy, unkempt

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Example Sentences

They act “like a shaggy carpet,” says Bargatin and help the disc hold its shape.

At a friend’s house recently, when her terrier demanded my attention, I found myself petting his shaggy coat rather than pushing him away.

Donations go toward food, vet care and jungle school, where the shaggy-haired students learn how to be proper orangutans.

I wrote about our little adventure, a story that we published this weekend, replete with photos of shaggy dogs, freshly unearthed truffles and a little video explainer of why prices for this exotic dish are soaring.

From Fortune

The first Freemasons could hardly have predicted the global shaggy dog story of success and notoriety that they would generate.

From Time

Toto was an especial friend of the Shaggy Man, and he knew every one else.

"And chew grass for our supper," added the Shaggy Man, laughing.

"That's strange," said the Shaggy Man, reading the sign aloud.

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature," quoted the Shaggy Man.

"Don't worry, Shaggy Man," said Dorothy, smiling because her friend wagged his new ears so comically.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shaggy, such as: furry, long-haired, hirsute, ragged, rough, and ruffled.

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