[ fur-ee-er ]
/ ˈfɜr i ər /


a person who buys and sells furs, or one who makes, repairs, or cleans furs and fur garments; a fur dealer or fur dresser.

Nearby words

  1. furor epilepticus,
  2. furore,
  3. furosemide,
  4. furphy,
  5. furred,
  6. furriery,
  7. furriner,
  8. furring,
  9. furring strip,
  10. furrow

Origin of furrier

1570–80; re-formation, perhaps after clothier, of earlier English, Middle English furrer < Anglo-French; see fur, -er2


[ fur-ee-er ]
/ ˈfɜr i ər /


comparative of furry.


[ fur-ee ]
/ ˈfɜr i /

adjective, fur·ri·er, fur·ri·est.

consisting of or resembling fur: a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest.
covered with fur; wearing fur: Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.
obstructed or coated as if with fur: a furry voice; a furry tongue.
Slang. terrifying; hair-raising.

Origin of furry

First recorded in 1590–1600; fur + -y1

Related formsfur·ri·ly, adverbfur·ri·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for furrier


/ (ˈfʌrɪə) /


a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments

Word Origin for furrier

C14: furour, from Old French fourrer to trim or line with fur


/ (ˈfɜːrɪ) /

adjective -rier or -riest

covered with fur or something furlike
of, relating to, or resembling fur
another word for furred (def. 5)
Also: furred (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris
Derived Formsfurrily, adverbfurriness, noun

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