shaggy dog story meaning

  "shaggy dog story" in a sentence
  • Noun: shaggy dog story
    1. A long rambling joke whose humour derives from its pointlessness

    Derived forms: shaggy dog stories

    Type of: gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh

    Encyclopedia: Shaggy dog story


    More:   Next
  1. he spent the whole lunchtime telling this interminable shaggy dog story about an actress and a bishop
  2. How's this for a shaggy dog story?
  3. This kind of anticlimax is similar to that of the shaggy dog story.
  4. Shaggy dog stories play upon the audience's preconceptions of joke-telling.
  5. And those who endorse this belief will enjoy this shaggy dog story . ..

Related Words

  1. shagginess meaning
  2. shagging meaning
  3. shaggy meaning
  4. shaggy cap meaning
  5. shaggy dog meaning
  6. shaggy ink-cap meaning
  7. shaggy mane meaning
  8. shaggy-coated meaning
  9. shaggy-dog story meaning
  10. shaggy-haired meaning
PC Version