[ fur-ee ]
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adjective,fur·ri·er, fur·ri·est.
  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: Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.

  1. obstructed or coated as if with fur: a furry voice;a furry tongue.

  2. Slang. terrifying; hair-raising: There were some pretty furry moments in the movie last night.

Origin of furry

First recorded in 1590–1600; fur + -y1

Other words from furry

  • fur·ri·ly, adverb
  • fur·ri·ness, noun

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Other definitions for furry (2 of 2)

[ fur-ee ]

  1. a member of a subculture devoted to art, writing, or costumes depicting anthropomorphic animals.

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the furry fandom: Furry art commissions are often well-paid.

Origin of furry

First recorded in 1985–90; special use of furry1

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How to use furry in a sentence

  • The Goat wore a white furry skin, horns, and foot and hand coverings resembling hoofs.

  • She leaned her face to the furry head on her shoulder, and he recognized Minny by the strange pattern of his back and tail.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • Well, by that ruling the furry things which had fled fruitlessly from the flames of the globe might well qualify.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • A furry, snarling thing had leaped at him, knocking the revolver from his hand in its plunging ascent.

    The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • No thick-booted undergraduates' holiday-parties nor furry art-students with knickers and bare throats here.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions

British Dictionary definitions for furry


/ (ˈfɜːrɪ) /

adjective-rier or -riest
  1. covered with fur or something furlike

  2. of, relating to, or resembling fur

  1. another word for furred (def. 5)

  2. Also: furred (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris

Derived forms of furry

  • furrily, adverb
  • furriness, noun

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