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turfy

[tur-fee]
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adjective, turf·i·er, turf·i·est.
  1. covered with or consisting of grassy turf.
  2. resembling turf; turflike.
  3. of the nature of or abounding in peat.
  4. of, relating to, or characteristic of horse racing.
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Origin of turfy

First recorded in 1545–55; turf + -y1
Related formsturf·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for turfy

Historical Examples

  • And so the contest was maintained, and intensified when I stood on the turfy slope.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior

  • If leaf-mould is not at hand, turfy peat may be substituted for it.

  • Beyond that turfy sigh no sound from the marching men came to him.

    The Scouts of Stonewall

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • All the wild and turfy growth should be taken off the bog before the vines are set.

  • The luncheon basket was forgotten on the turfy slope on which he'd dropped it.


British Dictionary definitions for turfy

turfy

adjective turfier or turfiest
  1. of, covered with, or resembling turf
  2. relating to or characteristic of horse racing or persons connected with it
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Derived Formsturfiness, noun
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