1) A material having a velvet nap on one side, usually of worsted but sometimes of silk.

1607 two blacke cloakes thone lind with velvet thother with shagge, Whitley

1622 one white shage boulster, Cottingley

1693 6yds shag Ł1 13s, Selby. The meaning had expanded by the eighteenth century: 1761 long cut shagg made of goats hair or hair shagg made of mohair, Wakefield.

dates 1607 1622 1693 1761

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