fur·​ry | \ ˈfər-ē How to pronounce furry (audio) \
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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So why not add a little bit of cuteness into household with a new furry friend, for free? Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "It’s been a long week. Treat yourself to a new furry friend, for free, from Seminole shelter," 6 Sep. 2019 Night in Malibu She’s also long been an advocate for her furry friends, and serves as an ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Katherine Schwarzenegger Claps Back at Troll Who Claims She Doesn't 'Do Stuff for Society'," 1 Sep. 2019 Pet owners have been warned their furry friends' paws suffer on hot sidewalks. Felicia Fonseca, chicagotribune.com, "People across Southwest long for seasonal rainstorms," 30 Aug. 2019 One case when recording what goes on at home doesn’t require consent: Using security cameras to check up on furry friends. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "As homeowners find new uses for security cameras, checking law should be first step," 27 Aug. 2019 More than 60 furry friends from the Pasadena Animal Shelter and Adoption Center found forever homes Saturday thanks to the fifth annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption event. Tyler Johnson, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena shelter breaks record for pet adoptions," 19 Aug. 2019 Bring out your furry friends to enjoy Pet Entertainment Variety Acts from Classic K9s, test your pups speed in the Wiener Dog Races and Agility Course or show off their best outfit in the Pet Costume Contest. Michigan Renaissance Festival, Detroit Free Press, "Eat, drink and be Mary (Queen of Scots) at Michigan Renaissance Festival," 15 Aug. 2019 Indy's dog parents are known for hitting the streets with their furry friends. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Dog-friendly patios: 8 restaurants you can take your pup to in Indianapolis," 9 Aug. 2019 His story of a furry best friend who wants to be reincarnated as a human race car driver is coming to theaters Aug. 9. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: A dating app’s launch, a pool party and more things to do," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of furry

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 How to pronounce furry (audio) \
furrier; furriest

Kids Definition of furry

1 : covered with fur furry paws
2 : like fur furry slippers

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