Origin of hirsute
Examples from the Web for hirsute
The star is not entirely to blame for his hideous, hirsute transgression.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Okay, the historical “Santa” is quite different from the hirsute character on the Hallmark cards.
Arnone is 33, hirsute and handsome, his dark looks inherited from Sicilian ancestors.
Porter finds that loving a hirsute man is also about accepting the mixed messages his hairiness might imply.
British comedienne Lucy Porter has penned a sweet tribute to hirsute men in her new book, Hairy Hunks.
Wherefore, in an hour of aboriginal commerce Mr. Hickok encouraged a hirsute luxuriance in the name of trade.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
The superstitious declared the gorge was haunted by a frightful, hirsute demon, yclept Hobthurst.The Lancashire Witches|William Harrison Ainsworth
The whole integument is hirsute with minute pectinated scales.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)|Charles Darwin
They were hirsute barbarians, dwelling amid mountain fastnesses, and lording it over a vast territory.Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
The other three were ordinary, hirsute, dirty ruffians, upon whom she scarcely bestowed a glance.Tried for Her Life|Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for hirsute
Word Origin for hirsute
Word Origin and History for hirsute
"hairy," 1620s, from Latin hirsutus "rough, shaggy, bristly," figuratively "rude, unpolished," related to hirtus "shaggy," and possibly to horrere "to bristle with fear," from PIE *ghers-tu-, from root *ghers- "to bristle" (see horror).