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horsey

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adjective, hors·i·er, hors·i·est.
  1. horsy.
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horsy

or hors·ey

[hawr-see]
adjective, hors·i·er, hors·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
  2. dealing with or interested in horses, horseback riding, fox hunting, horse racing, etc.: the horsy set in local society.
  3. rather heavy and awkward in general appearance or facial structure: That heavy coat makes you look horsy.
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Origin of horsy

First recorded in 1585–95; horse + -y1
Related formshors·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for horsey

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Historical Examples

  • They were without religion, “of the horse, horsey,” and notorious thieves.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • "And I want a horsey, and a wagon to hatchen on behind," Allyn shouted.

    Teddy: Her Book

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • Admiral Horsey sent an officer on board the Huascar to demand her surrender.

    Our Sailors

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Yet the European Gipsies are all this, and at the same time ‘horsey’ like the Jats.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith

  • They were without religion, p. 27‘of the horse, horsey,’ and notorious thieves.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith


British Dictionary definitions for horsey

horsey

horsy

adjective horsier or horsiest
  1. of or relating to horsesa horsey smell
  2. dealing with or devoted to horses
  3. like a horsea horsey face
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Derived Formshorsily, adverbhorsiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for horsey

horsy

adj.

1590s, from horse (n.) + -y (2). Related: Horsiness.

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