horsey

[ hawr-see ]
/ ˈhɔr si /
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adjective, hors·i·er, hors·i·est.

Definition for horsey (2 of 2)

horsy

or hors·ey

[ hawr-see ]
/ ˈhɔr si /

adjective, hors·i·er, hors·i·est.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
dealing with or interested in horses, horseback riding, fox hunting, horse racing, etc.: the horsy set in local society.
rather heavy and awkward in general appearance or facial structure: That heavy coat makes you look horsy.

Origin of horsy

First recorded in 1585–95; horse + -y1
Related formshors·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for horsey

horsey

horsy

/ (ˈhɔːsɪ) /

adjective horsier or horsiest

of or relating to horsesa horsey smell
dealing with or devoted to horses
like a horsea horsey face
Derived Formshorsily, adverbhorsiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for horsey

horsy


adj.

1590s, from horse (n.) + -y (2). Related: Horsiness.

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