fur·​ry | \ˈfər-ē \
furrier; furriest

Definition of furry 

1 : consisting of or resembling fur animals with furry coats

2 : covered with fur

3 : thick in quality spoke with a furry voice

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Examples of furry in a Sentence

My children love furry animals. The plant has furry leaves. Furry mold was growing on the cheese.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Look for $6 Snow Hugs Penguins while supplies last, and BOGO deals on other furry friends. Kim Fusaro, Glamour, "Black Friday 2018: The Best In-Store Deals We Know About So Far," 19 Nov. 2018 Below, the 11 best gift ideas for a dog lover and/or their furry friend. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "The 11 Best Gifts for the Devoted Dog Owner (and the Object of Their Affection)," 12 Nov. 2018 The shelter has also put together an Amazon Wish List of items needed to better serve the furry friends who might require help. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "How to Help People Affected by California Wildfires," 12 Nov. 2018 There's nothing like the bond between a furry friend and its owner, and the new trailer for A Dog's Way Home shows just how strong that connection can be. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "The 'A Dog's Way Home' Trailer Will Make You Ugly Cry," 16 Oct. 2018 Both Harry and Meghan took time out from meeting the residents of West Sussex to stoop down and say hello to the furry friends accompanying them. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Were Both All About the Cute Dogs During Their Sussex Visit," 3 Oct. 2018 One Colombian drug syndicate has already put a $7,000 bounty on Sombra's furry head, looking to quickly quash the 6-year-old canine crimefighter, officials said. Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Colombian drug-sniffing dog is real-life McGruff -- and powerful cartels are taking notice," 27 July 2018 Police charged two people who had visited the zoo over the furry heist. Trevor Marshallsea, The Seattle Times, "Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia," 14 Nov. 2018 There’s the unconditional love, the furry cuddles, the companionship. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "How to make your dog Instagram-famous, according to an agent for “pet influencers”," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of furry

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near furry

furrow slice




furry dance

fur seal


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English Language Learners Definition of furry

: covered with fur

: covered with something that looks or feels like fur

: resembling fur


fur·​ry | \ˈfər-ē \
furrier; furriest

Kids Definition of furry

1 : covered with fur furry paws

2 : like fur furry slippers

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