[shag-ee-dawg, -dog] /ˈʃæg iˈdɔg, -ˈdɒg/
a funny story, traditionally about a talking dog, that, after an often long and involved narration of unimportant incidents, has an absurd or irrelevant punch line.
A long drawn-out anecdote with an absurd or anticlimactic ending. For example, At first he had us laughing wildly at his shaggy-dog stories, but after the third or fourth we found them tiresome. The term alludes to a well-known series of such stories, which involved a talking dog. [ c. 1940 ]
noun 1. an edible inky-cap mushroom, Coprinus comatus, having an elongated, shaggy pileus.
noun 1. an untanned leather with a granular surface, prepared from the hide of a horse, shark, seal, etc. 2. the rough skin of certain sharks, used as an abrasive. adjective 3. Also, shagreened. resembling, covered with, or made of shagreen. noun 1. the rough skin of certain sharks and rays, used as an abrasive […]
- Shagreen skin
shagreen skin sha·green skin (shə-grēn’) n. An oval patch of thickened, smooth or crinkled, sometimes pigmented skin appearing on the trunk or lower back in early childhood in association with tuberous sclerosis.
noun 1. (NZ, history) a nineteenth-century Australian settler in Canterbury