- causing anxiety or fright: a hairy trip through the rapids.
- full of hardship or difficulty: a hairy exam; a hairy illness.
Origin of hairy
OTHER WORDS FROM hairyhair·i·ness, nounun·hair·i·ness, nounun·hair·y, adjective
How to use hairy in a sentence
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
Even the hands of the sprawled form seemed larger and hairier than the hands of her husband.The Calm Man|Frank Belknap Long
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
- difficult or problematic
- scaring, dangerous, or exciting