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furry

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[ fur-ee ]
/ ˈfɜr i /
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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: 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: There were some pretty furry moments in the movie last night.
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Origin of furry

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First recorded in 1590–1600; fur + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM furry

fur·ri·ly, adverbfur·ri·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH furry

furry , fury

Other definitions for furry (2 of 2)

furry2
[ fur-ee ]
/ ˈfɜr i /

noun
a member of a subculture devoted to art, writing, or costumes depicting anthropomorphic animals.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the furry fandom: Furry art commissions are often well-paid.

Origin of furry

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First recorded in 1985–90; special use of furry1
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British Dictionary definitions for furry

furry
/ (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 forms of furry

furrily, adverbfurriness, noun
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