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.
Origin of hairy
Related formshair·i·ness, nounun·hair·i·ness, nounun·hair·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for hairy
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