fur

[ fur ]
/ fɜr /

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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Idioms for fur

    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 originally to encase, derivative of fuerre sheath <Germanic; akin to Old English fōdder case, sheath, Old Norse fōthr,Greek pṓma

OTHER WORDS FROM fur

furless, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fur

fir, 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 forms of fur

furless, 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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Idioms and Phrases with fur

fur

see make the dust (fur) fly.

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