horny

[hawr-nee]
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adjective, horn·i·er, horn·i·est.
  1. consisting of a horn or a hornlike substance; corneous.
  2. having a horn or horns or hornlike projections; horned.
  3. hornlike as a result of hardening; callous: horny hands.
  4. Slang: Vulgar.
    1. lustful.
    2. sexually excited.
  5. Archaic. semiopaque or somewhat translucent, like horn.

Origin of horny

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at horn, -y1
Related formshorn·i·ly, adverbhorn·i·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of horny

  • Porn star Holly Sampson, whose work includes Descent Into Bondage and Diary of a Horny Housewife.

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    Tiger's Thing for White Girls

    Elizabeth Gates

    December 8, 2009

Historical Examples of horny


British Dictionary definitions for horny

horny

adjective hornier or horniest
  1. of, like, or hard as horn
  2. having a horn or horns
  3. slang
    1. sexually aroused
    2. provoking or intended to provoke sexual arousal
    3. sexually eager or lustful
Derived Formshornily, adverbhorniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for horny
adj.

"lustful, sexually aroused," definitely in use 1889, perhaps attested as early as 1863; from late 18c. slang expression to have the horn, suggestive of male sexual excitement (but eventually applied to women as well); see horn (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

horny in Medicine

horny

[hôrnē]
adj.
  1. Made of horn or a similar substance.
  2. Tough and calloused, as of skin.
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