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SHAG, noun

1. Coarse hair or nap, or rough wooly hair.

True Witney broadcloth, with its shag unshorn. Gay.

2. A kind of cloth having a long coarse nap.

3. In orinthology, an aquatic fowl, the Pelecanus graculus; in the north of England called the crave.

SHAG, adjective Hairy; shaggy.

SHAG, verb transitive

1. To make rough or hairy.

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

2. To make rough or shaggy; to deform.