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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What could have led state officials to put this furry American icon, which more than 200 tribal nations consider sacred, in its crosshairs? Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "There Could be a Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt Around Yellowstone National Park This Fall," 25 May 2018 While most of the evacuees reunited with their pets are living in Florida, pet owners from as far away as Texas and Tennessee made the drive to reunite with their furry family members. Todd Stewart, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Puerto Rico evacuees reunited with 59 of their pets," 25 June 2018 This summer in Balboa Park, the Old Globe is presenting a musical about the Lorax, a wizened furry creature fighting to save his community’s beloved shade trees from extinction. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego woman aims to plant 1,000 trees," 7 July 2018 This mysterious furry creature shot in Montana has even wildlife experts puzzled. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Mysterious furry creature shot in Montana, puzzling wildlife experts," 25 May 2018 Cute, furry creatures can cause people to act with a little impulsivity — sometimes to the dismay of the people who choose to live with them. Taylor Hugo, Redbook, "Here's What Happened When 8 Women Texted Their Partners Photos of Puppies They "Adopted"," 11 Apr. 2017 Either way, check with your vet to see what's right for your furry friend. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "My cat will never die, but in case he does get sick, Lap of Love vet has some tips," 10 July 2018 For one day only, on July 12, your age or your child’s age will net you a new furry friend for the amount that matches the age. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Build-A-Bear: Pay your age for new furry friend," 10 July 2018 The pups are well-known to Kentucky fans, and Calipari posted a photo of his furry friends in a tweet with this funny message: Breaking News Be the first to know when big news breaks Recaptcha requires verification. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "John Calipari responded to a Louisville fan who trolled him on 'Today' show," 26 June 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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