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[ fur-ee ]


, fur·ri·er, fur·ri·est.
  1. consisting of or resembling fur:

    a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace;

    the furry undergrowth of the forest.

  2. covered with fur:

    Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.

  3. obstructed or coated as if with fur: a furry tongue.

    a furry voice;

    a furry tongue.

  4. Slang. terrifying; hair-raising:

    There were some pretty furry moments in the movie last night.



[ fur-ee ]


  1. a member of a subculture devoted to art, writing, or costumes depicting anthropomorphic animals.


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the furry fandom:

    Furry art commissions are often well-paid.


/ ˈfɜːrɪ /


  1. covered with fur or something furlike
  2. of, relating to, or resembling fur
  3. another word for furred
  4. Alsofurred (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfurrily, adverb
  • ˈfurriness, noun

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Other Words From

  • fur·ri·ly adverb
  • fur·ri·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of furry1

First recorded in 1590–1600; fur + -y 1

Origin of furry2

First recorded in 1985–90; special use of furry 1( def )

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Example Sentences

Thousands of bags charged with soft blocks of furry mycelium filled the space.

The risk that petting or hugging your furry domestic companion might transmit the virus from the pet back to you, Barton Behravesh said, is considered low.

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One of the most positive things to come out of shutdowns is that more and more people have opened their hearts and homes to new furry friends.

The park has quaint footbridges and waterfalls speckled throughout and is the perfect place for a jog or to bring your furry friend.

For dog-lovers, it’s more than taking your furry friend to work — it creates a close, lasting partnership that really makes a difference.

But genes trump everything, even parenting by furry primates.

Last year, he sent busty models down the catwalk in furry football jerseys and high-heeled cleats.

Furry asked, looking at Charley with serious, businesslike gray eyes.

We were at the Bitter Lemon now, Furry, Versie, Charley and I, waiting for the crowd to arrive.

Furry puts the bandanna in his pocket and moves on, walking behind the cart.

The Goat wore a white furry skin, horns, and foot and hand coverings resembling hoofs.

She leaned her face to the furry head on her shoulder, and he recognized Minny by the strange pattern of his back and tail.

Well, by that ruling the furry things which had fled fruitlessly from the flames of the globe might well qualify.

A furry, snarling thing had leaped at him, knocking the revolver from his hand in its plunging ascent.

No thick-booted undergraduates' holiday-parties nor furry art-students with knickers and bare throats here.


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