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hairy

adjective \ˈher-ē\

: covered with a lot of hair

: causing fear or tension : dangerous or stressful

hair·i·erhair·i·est

Full Definition of HAIRY

1
a :  covered with hair or hairlike material
b :  having a downy fuzz on the stems and leaves
2
:  made of or resembling hair
3
a :  tending to cause nervous tension (as from danger) <a hairy adventure>
b :  difficult to deal with or comprehend <a hairy mathematics problem>
hair·i·ness \ˈher-ē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of HAIRY

  1. The taxi ride got a little hairy.
  2. When the deadline approaches, things can get a little hairy.

First Known Use of HAIRY

14th century
HAIRINESSES Defined for Kids

hairy

adjective \ˈher-ē\
hair·i·erhair·i·est

Definition of HAIRY for Kids

:  covered with hair
hair·i·ness noun
Medical Dictionary

hairy

adjective \ˈha(ə)r-ē, ˈhe(ə)r-\
hair·i·erhair·i·est

Medical Definition of HAIRY

1
:  covered with hair or hairlike material
2
:  made of or resembling hair
hair·i·ness \ˈhar-ē-nəs, ˈher-\ noun

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