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tousle

Saltos de línea: tou¦sle
Pronunciación: /ˈtaʊz(ə)l
 
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Definición de tousle en inglés:

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[with object] (usually as adjective tousled)
Make (something, especially a person’s hair) untidy: Nathan’s tousled head appeared in the hatchway
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He had dark tousled hair that appeared to have been cut by a barber in a rush.
  • His usual gelled hair was tousled into a mess, his skin pale and pallid.
  • Her dark brown hair was tousled and tangled with signs of restless sleep.
Sinónimos

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'handle roughly or rudely'): frequentative of dialect touse 'handle roughly', of Germanic origin and related to German zausen. Compare with tussle.

Más
  • hassle from [late 19th century]:

    This was originally a dialect word in the sense ‘hack or saw at’. The origin is unknown but it may be a blend of haggle (LME from an Old Norse word for ‘hack, mangle’) and tussle (LME, probably the same word as tousle, of Germanic origin).

Palabras que riman con tousle

arousal, carousal, espousal, spousal

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