shagged

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English sceacgede, from sceacga (hair), from Proto-Germanic *skaggiją (beard, stem), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kek-, *(s)keg- (to jump, move, hurry).

Adjective[edit]

shagged (comparative more shagged, superlative most shagged)

  1. (rare) Having or covered with shaggy hair.
  2. (obsolete) Unkempt; clothed in rags; ragged.
  3. (obsolete) Of garments and fabrics: having a rough or long nap.
  4. Covered with scrub, trees, or rough or shaggy growth.
  5. Jagged; having a rough, uneven surface.
  6. Of hair: long; rough; shaggy.

Verb[edit]

shagged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shag

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain. Perhaps related to fagged or to shag. Originally Kentish dialect according to Wright.

Adjective[edit]

shagged (comparative more shagged, superlative most shagged)

  1. (slang, vulgar) Extremely tired.
    • 1790, Nairne, Edward, “The Beggars”, in Kentish Tales[1], 2nd edition, published 1824, page 51:
      No, I am shagged, for I know, / Jack Ragaboy, awhile ago, / Got sorely flogg'd for begging there; / The beadle had him to the may'r!"
    • a. 1821, Masters, John White, Dick and Sal at Canterbury Fair:
      An Sal sung out, "why dis here wall, / It looks sa old an hagged; / I'm mortally afared 'twill fall / An I was deadly shagged.
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