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hairy

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adjective, \ˈher-ē\

Simple Definition of hairy

  • : covered with a lot of hair

  • : causing fear or tension : dangerous or stressful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hairy

hairierhairiest

  1. 1 a :  covered with hair or hairlike material b :  having a downy fuzz on the stems and leaves

  2. 2 :  made of or resembling hair

  3. 3 a :  tending to cause nervous tension (as from danger) <a hairy adventure> b :  difficult to deal with or comprehend <a hairy mathematics problem>

hairiness play \ˈher-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hairy in a sentence

  1. The taxi ride got a little hairy.

  2. When the deadline approaches, things can get a little hairy.



14th Century

First Known Use of hairy

14th century


HAIRY Defined for Kids

hairy

play
adjective \ˈher-ē\

Definition of hairy for Students

hairierhairiest

  1. :  covered with hair

hairiness noun



Medical Dictionary

hairy

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adjective \ˈha(ə)r-ē, ˈhe(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of hairy

hairier; est

  1. 1:  covered with hair or hairlike material

  2. 2:  made of or resembling hair

hairiness \ˈhar-ē-nəs, ˈher-\play noun



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