As adjectives the difference between tousled and shaggy
is that tousled
is (of hair etc) unkempt, disheveled or in disarray while shaggy
is rough with long or thick hair, fur or wool; unshaven, ungroomed, or unbrushed.
As a verb tousled
(of hair etc) unkempt, disheveled or in disarray
Rough with long or thick hair, fur or wool; unshaven, ungroomed, or unbrushed.
* 1900 , , (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
Rough; rugged; jaggy.
- They waited until Dorothy awoke the next morning. The little girl was quite frightened when she saw the great pile of shaggy wolves, but the Tin Woodman told her all. She thanked him for saving them and sat down to breakfast, after which they started again upon their journey.
* shaggy dog story