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furrier1

[fur-ee-er] /ˈfɜr i ər/
noun
1.
a person who buys and sells furs, or one who makes, repairs, or cleans furs and fur garments; a fur dealer or fur dresser.
Origin of furrier1
1570-1580
1570-80; re-formation, perhaps after clothier, of earlier English, Middle English furrer < Anglo-French; see fur, -er2

furrier2

[fur-ee-er] /ˈfɜr i ər/
adjective
1.
comparative of furry.

furry

[fur-ee] /ˈfɜr i/
adjective, furrier, furriest.
1.
consisting of or resembling fur:
a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest.
2.
covered with fur; wearing fur:
Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.
3.
obstructed or coated as if with fur:
a furry voice; a furry tongue.
4.
Slang. terrifying; hair-raising.
Origin
First recorded in 1590-1600; fur + -y1
Related forms
furrily, adverb
furriness, noun
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Examples from the Web for furrier
Historical Examples
  • An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses."

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • Rasputin, from that day, took a great deal of interest in the furrier's wife.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • She's a Miss Gibson, and her father's a furrier in Cheapside.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • How I was praised at the furrier's in the wood, when his daughter was betrothed!

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • And from that day he grew furrier and furrier, and he was the beginning of all cats.

    The Book of Dragons Edith Nesbit
  • They found, however, a furrier's shop, and this they entered eagerly.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • "At length the fox is brought to the furrier," and the farmyard knows him no more.

    Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
  • "Defend him stoutly on that score," said the furrier to the goldsmith.

  • He was my god and my best customer; I had the honor to be his furrier.

  • She has declared her intention of visiting the furrier's store this particular day.

    Zoe; Or, Some Day May Leonard
British Dictionary definitions for furrier

furrier

/ˈfʌrɪə/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments
Word Origin
C14: furour, from Old French fourrer to trim or line with fur

furry

/ˈfɜːrɪ/
adjective -rier, -riest
1.
covered with fur or something furlike
2.
of, relating to, or resembling fur
3.
another word for furred (sense 5)
4.
Also furred. (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris
Derived Forms
furrily, adverb
furriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for furrier
n.

late 13c., furrere, via Anglo-French, from Old French forreor, from fourrer "to line or trim with fur."

furry

adj.

1670s, from fur + -y (2). As a noun, in reference to "anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities," by 1996. Related: Furriness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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