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nounIrish English, Australian, NZ, British
Usually as part of an insult or derogatory suggestion, especially directed at a man from a rural region: sexual intercourse with sheep.
Designating a man who (it is suggested) engages in sexual intercourse with sheep. Usually as a term of abuse: designating a man from a rural region; (of a place) rural, hilly.
1950s; earliest use found in Brendan Behan (1923–1964), writer. From sheep + shagging [adjective]<br>1990s; earliest use found in Usenet (newsgroups). From sheep + shagging [adjective].
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