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.

Nearby words

  1. furriner,
  2. furring,
  3. furring strip,
  4. furrow,
  5. furrowed tongue,
  6. furshlugginer,
  7. furth,
  8. further,
  9. further education,
  10. furtherance

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 furry


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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Word Origin and History for furry



1670s, from fur + -y (2). As a noun, in reference to "anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities," by 1996. Related: Furriness.

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