tousle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English touselen, equivalent to touse +‎ -le.

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Verb[edit]

tousle (third-person singular simple present tousles, present participle tousling, simple past and past participle tousled)

  1. To put into disorder; to tumble; to touse; to muss.

Noun[edit]

tousle (plural tousles)

  1. The action of ruffling or setting in disorder.
    • 2015, Carla Cassidy, A Real Cowboy (page 264)
      Cassie reached over and gave Sammy's dark hair a tousle.

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