verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.
- funston, frederick,
- fur brigade,
- fur farm,
- fur seal,
- fur seal islands,
- to cause a scene or disturbance, especially of a violent nature; make trouble: When the kids got mad they really made the fur fly.
- to do things quickly: She always makes the fur fly when she types.
Origin of fur
Examples from the Web for fur
Her father, who managed a fur trading business in China, died when she was 5.
MOSCOW — Fur coats may well be in high demand this winter among those glamorous ladies in Ukraine who can afford them.
“I had to lie on a huge, fur rug and have a nightmare,” Prince Charles told his biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby.
In Darfur, the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit peoples have been targeted by the Sudan government, as were Muslims in Bosnia.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda|John Prendergast|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alexander Iolas is described as a theatrical man with a fondness for fur coats and an extraordinary eye for talent.
It seems to be doomed to extermination through the relentless hunting of it for its fur.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
The durability of fur used as linings, which is affected by other conditions, is set forth separately.
Of fur of costly otter / his mantle was complete, With other skins embroidered / from head unto the feet.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
Portrait of Rembrandt, seen in a front view, wearing a fur cap of a round form, and a mantle.Rembrandt and His Works|John Burnet
He unnerstan's shep—I will say that fur 'en—he's a rare 'un at doctorin' of 'em, too.Mr. Punch's Country Life|Various
- the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
- (as modifier)a fur coat
- a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
- a garment made from such a fabric
verb furs, furring or furred
Word Origin for fur
late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French fourrer "to line, sheathe," from fuerre "sheath, covering," from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath."
Sense transferred in English from the notion of a lining to the thing used in it. First applied early 15c. to animal hair still on the animal.
I'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]
As a verb, from c.1300, from Old French fourrer. Related: Furred; furring.
see make the dust (fur) fly.