horsy

or hors·ey

[hawr-see]
adjective, hors·i·er, hors·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
  2. dealing with or interested in horses, horseback riding, fox hunting, horse racing, etc.: the horsy set in local society.
  3. 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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Word Origin and History for horsy
adj.

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

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