or hors·ey


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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Examples from the Web for horsy

Historical Examples of horsy

  • And here of course the conversation was of the horse, horsy.

  • There was the scent of the stables, a horsy smell that clung to Shady and which Breed could not understand.

    The Yellow Horde

    Hal G. Evarts

  • Her horsy face, under a curling net, looked out of the annunciator plate.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • As Providence would have it, Charles sat down between the landlord and the horsy man, away from the others.


    Henry Kingsley

  • Before he found them "all wrong," he had a horsy acquaintance in a judge.

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams

Word Origin and History for horsy

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

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