Definition of tousle in English:

tousle

Line breaks: tou¦sle
Pronunciation: /ˈtaʊz(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective tousled)

Origin

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.

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