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1husky

adjective \ˈhəs-kē\
husk·i·erhusk·i·est

Definition of HUSKY

:  resembling, containing, or full of husks
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First Known Use of HUSKY

1552

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with HUSKY

2husky

adjective hus·ky \ˈhəs-kē\
hus·ki·erhus·ki·est

Definition of HUSKY

:  hoarse with or as if with emotion
hus·ki·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
hus·ki·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

Origin of HUSKY

probably from husk huskiness, from obsolete husk to have a dry cough
First Known Use: circa 1722

3husky

noun hus·ky
plural huskies

Definition of HUSKY

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

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

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

4husky

noun hus·ky
plural huskies

Definition of HUSKY

:  one that is husky

First Known Use of HUSKY

1864

5husky

adjective hus·ky
hus·ki·erhus·ki·est

Definition of HUSKY

1
:  burly, robust
2
:  large

Origin of HUSKY

probably from 1husk
First Known Use: 1869
HUSKY Defined for Kids

1husky

adjective hus·ky \ˈhəs-kē\
hus·ki·erhus·ki·est

Definition of HUSKY for Kids

:  hoarse 2 <a husky voice>
hus·ki·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
hus·ki·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

2husky

noun
plural huskies

Definition of HUSKY for Kids

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

3husky

adjective
hus·ki·erhus·ki·est

Definition of HUSKY for Kids

1
:  strong 1, burly <husky football players>
2
:  larger than average
hus·ki·ness noun

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