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
Words nearby hairy
Example sentences from the Web for hairy
He dumped the contents onto a hairy monster, and the monster’s hair grew and looked beautiful.This scientist wants to know how racial discrimination gets ‘under the skin’|Esther Landhuis|March 18, 2020|Science News For Students
His play The Hairy Ape, the agent noted, “could easily lend itself to radical propaganda.”
Indeed, one female student told ASU News that cultivating a hairy existence was a “life-changing experience.”
As The Guardian noted, Cameron Diaz was telling adorable anecdotes about forcibly grooming a hairy friend just under a year ago.Madonna Took a Selfie of Her Hairy Armpit. So What?|Amy Zimmerman|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here, the brainiacs were ridiculed and the hairy nimble beasts ruled the day.
Each gig was a different situation, some hairy, some boring, most both in alternating fashion.
The bank notes no longer crinkled when he walked; they had taken the contour of his hairy chest.A Village of Vagabonds|F. Berkeley Smith
All except the first wore painted robes, and two of them only had the hairy side outwards.
Then she dives again, carrying down a big bubble of air between these hairy legs and her equally hairy body as she does so.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
He stepped eagerly toward the snarling Welshman, and with both hands seized the thick and hairy throat.Chivalry|James Branch Cabell
The leaves are hairy, and the twigs, too, are thickly covered with short grey hairs.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs|A. D. Webster
British Dictionary definitions for hairy
adjective hairier or hairiest
- difficult or problematic
- scaring, dangerous, or exciting