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.

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with fur

fur


see make the dust (fur) fly.

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