adjective, hair·i·er, hair·i·est.
- causing anxiety or fright: a hairy trip through the rapids.
- full of hardship or difficulty: a hairy exam; a hairy illness.
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Origin of hairy
OTHER WORDS FROM hairyhair·i·ness, nounun·hair·i·ness, nounun·hair·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hairy
Even the hands of the sprawled form seemed larger and hairier than the hands of her husband.The Calm Man|Frank Belknap Long
He looks like an intoxicated pterodactyl,” said Mr. Lonergan, who had some knowledge of prehistoric animals,—“only hairier.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective|Ellis Parker Butler
But it was larger and hairier than the glass one he had seen at the gift store.The Perfectionists|Arnold Castle
British Dictionary definitions for hairy
adjective hairier or hairiest
- difficult or problematic
- scaring, dangerous, or exciting