verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.
- 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
Related Words for furjacket, coat, wool, pelt, skin, fluff, hide, down, fuzz, pile, brush, lint, pelage
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Contemporary Examples of fur
Her father, who managed a fur trading business in China, died when she was 5.Still Desperately Seeking Susan Sontag
September 26, 2014
MOSCOW — Fur coats may well be in high demand this winter among those glamorous ladies in Ukraine who can afford them.In Ukraine, Winter Is Coming
September 23, 2014
“I had to lie on a huge, fur rug and have a nightmare,” Prince Charles told his biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby.Kate and William’s Royal Family Values
September 22, 2014
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
April 8, 2014
Alexander Iolas is described as a theatrical man with a fondness for fur coats and an extraordinary eye for talent.Alexander Iolas: The Secret King of Surrealism
March 7, 2014
Historical Examples of fur
I saw 'em fur years, with a big cuttin' out to show the cross-section.
Anyway, he said, Jim had already sure-enough drowned as fur as there was any fun in it.
Say, I don't expect to quit cussin' him fur another thirty days yet.
Now, that's healthy doin's fur a two-fisted Christian, ain't it?
I'd play that fur the heftiest moral courage I've ever showed, anyway.
- 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.