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fur

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/ fɜr /
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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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Idioms about 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: He sure makes the fur fly when it’s his turn to do the housecleaning.

Origin of fur

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English furre (noun), derivative of furren “to trim with fur,” from Anglo-French furrer, Old French fo(u)rrer, originally “to encase,” derivative of fuerre “sheath,” from 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

Other definitions for fur (2 of 2)

fur.

abbreviation
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with fur

fur

see make the dust (fur) fly.

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