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husky

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adjective, \ˈhəs-kē\

Definition of husky

huskierhuskiest

  1. :  resembling, containing, or full of husks



1552

First Known Use of husky

1552

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

Rhymes with husky


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husky

play
adjective, hus·ky \ˈhəs-kē\

Definition of husky

huskierhuskiest

  1. :  hoarse with or as if with emotion

huskily play \-kə-lē\ adverb
huskiness play \-kē-nəs\ noun


Origin of husky

probably from husk huskiness, from obsolete husk to have a dry cough


First Known Use: circa 1722


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husky

noun, hus·ky

Definition of husky

plural huskies

  1. 1 :  a heavy-coated working dog of the New World arctic region

  2. 2 :  siberian husky



Origin of husky

shortening of Huskemaw, Uskemaw Eskimo, from Cree aškime·w; akin to Montagnais (Algonquian language of eastern Canada) aiachkime8 Micmac, Eskimo — more at eskimo


First Known Use: 1852

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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husky

noun, hus·ky

Definition of husky

plural huskies

  1. :  one that is husky



1864

First Known Use of husky

1864


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husky

adjective, hus·ky

Definition of husky

huskierhuskiest

  1. 1 :  burly, robust

  2. 2 :  large



Origin of husky

probably from 1husk


First Known Use: 1869


HUSKY Defined for Kids

1

husky

play
adjective hus·ky \ˈhəs-kē\

Definition of husky for Students

huskierhuskiest

  1. :  hoarse 2 <a husky voice>

huskily \-kə-lē\ adverb
huskiness \-kē-nəs\ noun



2

husky

play
noun

Definition of husky for Students

plural huskies

  1. :  a strong dog with a thick coat often used to pull sleds in arctic regions




3

husky

play
adjective

Definition of husky for Students

huskierhuskiest

  1. 1 :  strong 1, burly <husky football players>

  2. 2 :  larger than average

huskiness noun




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