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fur

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noun

adjective

of or relating to fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.: a fur coat; a fur trader.

verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.

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RELATED WORDS

jacket, coat, wool, pelt, skin, fluff, hide, down, fuzz, pile, brush, lint, pelage

Nearby words

funston, funston, frederick, fuo, fupa, fuqaha, fur, fur brigade, fur farm, fur seal, fur seal islands, fur.

Idioms

    make the fur fly,
    1. to cause a scene or disturbance, especially of a violent nature; make trouble: When the kids got mad they really made the fur fly.
    2. to do things quickly: She always makes the fur fly when she types.

Origin of fur

1300–50; Middle English furre (noun), derivative of furren to trim with fur < Anglo-French furrer, Old French fo(u)rrer orig. to encase, derivative of fuerre sheath < Germanic; akin to Old English fōdder case, sheath, Old Norse fōthr, Greek pṓma
Related formsfur·less, adjective
Can be confusedfir fur

Definition for fur (2 of 2)

fur.


furlong; furlongs.
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British Dictionary definitions for fur (1 of 2)

fur

/ (fɜː) /

noun

verb furs, furring or furred

Derived Formsfurless, adjective

Word Origin for fur

C14: from Old French forrer to line a garment, from fuerre sheath, of Germanic origin; related to Old English fōdder case, Old Frisian fōder coat lining

British Dictionary definitions for fur (2 of 2)

fur.


abbreviation for

furlong
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Word Origin and History for fur

fur


n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with fur

fur


see make the dust (fur) fly.

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