Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) disarrange or rumple; dishevel

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Synonyms of Tousle

dishevel, tangle

Alternate forms of Tousle

Hypernyms: disarrange

Origin of the word Tousle

  1. "pull roughly, disorder, dishevel," c.1440, freq. of -tousen "handle or push about roughly," from O.E. *tusian, from P.Gmc. *tus- (cf. Fris. tusen, O.H.G. erzusen, Ger. zausen "to tug, pull, dishevel"); related to tease. more

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