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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Recent Examples on the Web For the cat lover: This one-of-a-kind brush for literally licking cats Created as a way for cat owners to soothe their furry felines and create a deeper bond with them, this silicone brush is certainly unforgettable, to say the least. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "45 weird but practical gifts people will actually use," 21 Oct. 2020 And so a new kind of Borat buddy comedy ensues; not with the taciturn, furry-breasted producer Azamat of yesteryear, but with young Tutar, a girl who wants to taste the world like all teenagers do. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is brilliantly uncomfortable and perfectly timed: Review," 21 Oct. 2020 Repellents will help, but the best remedy against furry invaders in fall and spring is to focus on daffodils and alliums, which both squirrels and deer find distasteful. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Planting bulbs offers a bit of hope for better things to come. Even this year.," 21 Oct. 2020 James caught a glimpse of the furry fugitive and exclaimed, ‘There’s a lemur! Nora Mishanec, SFChronicle.com, "Kids got close encounter with escaped lemur," 16 Oct. 2020 And the furry fiends have their work cut out for them. Angela Roberts, baltimoresun.com, "Group of goats used to tame overgrown hill in Baltimore’s Wyman Park Dell," 16 Oct. 2020 The other concern was their furry neighbors: polar bears. NBC News, "Arctic researcher warns the 'the ice is dying' after landmark expedition," 13 Oct. 2020 Among the pictures were a shot of the couple in equally furry winter coats, one of them posing near penguins, a few cute selfies, and, of course, two stunning photographs from their wedding day. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of Her and Jack Brooksbank to Mark 2nd Anniversary," 12 Oct. 2020 In the images, the actress can be seen hanging out by the pool, modeling chic sleepwear, and taking a dip with a furry pup. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Step Out with Baby Willa in Los Angeles," 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of furry

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of furry was circa 1674

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28 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Furry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furry. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce furry (audio)

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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