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[fur-ee] /ˈfɜr i/
adjective, furrier, furriest.
consisting of or resembling fur:
a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest.
covered with fur; wearing fur:
Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.
obstructed or coated as if with fur:
a furry voice; a furry tongue.
Slang. terrifying; hair-raising.
Origin of furry
First recorded in 1590-1600; fur + -y1
Related forms
furrily, adverb
furriness, noun Unabridged
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  • The yellow one, having spoken, was staring silently at him with only curiosity on its furry face.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • But its presence there did not rouse in my furry friend the indignation it excited in me.

    A Bird-Lover in the West Olive Thorne Miller
  • Then she stood still in delight, for just before her a dark, furry body was slipping along over the snow.

  • "This is the room," said the housekeeper, from her furry throat.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Rosy was never to have any call to it, or anything else at the furry Farm.

British Dictionary definitions for furry


adjective -rier, -riest
covered with fur or something furlike
of, relating to, or resembling fur
another word for furred (sense 5)
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 furry

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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