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shag

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When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English sceacga, akin to Old Norse skegg, beard (compare Danish skæg, spelling before the writing reform of 1948: skjæg, Norwegian skjegg, Swedish skägg), from Old Norse skaga, to protrude.

Noun

Singular
shag

Plural
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shag ({{{1}}})
  1. Matted material; rough massed hair, fibres etc.
  2. Coarse shredded tobacco.
  3. A type of rough carpet pile.
Derived terms
Translations
  • Dutch: shag (2)

Etymology 2

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Perhaps a derivative of Etymology 1, above, with reference to the bird's shaggy crest.

Noun

Singular
shag

Plural
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  1. A type of cormorant, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, found on European and African coasts.
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Etymology 3

Origin unknown.

Verb

Infinitive
to shag

Third person singular
shagg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to shag (third-person singular simple present shagg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To shake, wiggle around.
  2. (UK, transitive) To have sexual intercourse with.
  3. To chase after; especially : to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of play
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Noun

Singular
shag

Plural
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shag ({{{1}}})
  1. A swing dance.
  2. An act of sexual intercourse.
  3. A sexual partner
Translations
  • Dutch: wip (2, 3)

Etymology 4

Blend of shower (bridal shower) and stag (bachelor party).

Noun

Singular
shag

Plural
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  1. (Canada, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A fundraising dance in honour of a couple engaged to be married.
Synonyms

References

  • “shag” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004

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