Posted by Ward on November 24, 2004

In Reply to: Shock-haired posted by platypus on November 24, 2004

: "On it[balcony] sat a shock-haired young man gazing upward with a bold, urgent look..." from The Master and Margarita

: Has anyone heard this expression before? What does it mean? My guess would be shock-haired = white.

My intrepretation would be a wild haired person with hair sticking out in all directions (similar to the pictures of people connected to a static machine with their hair standing straight out).