husky

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[ huhs-kee ]
/ ˈhʌs ki /

adjective, husk·i·er, husk·i·est.

big and strong; burly.
(of the voice) having a semiwhispered vocal tone; somewhat hoarse, as when speaking with a cold or from grief or passion.
like, covered with, or full of husks.
made in a size meant for the larger or heavier than average boy: size 18 husky pants.
for, pertaining to, or wearing clothing in this size: the husky department; husky boys.

noun, plural husk·ies.

a size of garments meant for the larger or heavier than average boy.

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Origin of husky

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First recorded in 1545–55; husk + -y1

SYNONYMS FOR husky

OTHER WORDS FROM husky

husk·i·ly, adverbhusk·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for huskily (1 of 2)

husky1
/ (ˈhʌskɪ) /

adjective huskier or huskiest

(of a voice, an utterance, etc) slightly hoarse or rasping
of, like, or containing husks
informal big, strong, and well-built

Derived forms of husky

huskily, adverbhuskiness, noun

Word Origin for husky

C19: probably from husk, from the toughness of a corn husk

British Dictionary definitions for huskily (2 of 2)

husky2
/ (ˈhʌskɪ) /

noun plural huskies

a breed of Arctic sled dog with a thick dense coat, pricked ears, and a curled tail
Canadian slang
  1. a member of the Inuit people
  2. the Inuit language

Word Origin for husky

C19: probably based on Eskimo
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