furry

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adjective

fur·​ry ˈfər-ē How to pronounce furry (audio)
furrier; furriest
1
: consisting of or resembling fur
animals with furry coats
2
: covered with fur
3
: thick in quality
spoke with a furry voice

furry

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noun

plural furries
1
: a furry animal
The workshops will focus on caring for small furries, such as guinea pigs, gerbils and rabbits … dailyrecord.co.uk
Last month's feature on a home gardener's measures … generated a number of letters from readers describing their innovations to keep the furries out of gardens. Joan Lee Faust
2
: a person who identifies with and enjoys dressing as an animal especially as a member of a subculture devoted to the practice
Online definitions of 'furries' vary, but basically it's a group of people who enjoy dressing up in human-sized animal costumes. Dave Blount
Although she doesn't get the chance to suit up a lot because of her rigorous work schedule, she said she stays connected with other furries Duy Vu

Example Sentences

Adjective My children love furry animals. The plant has furry leaves. Furry mold was growing on the cheese.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Don't forget the other furry friends in your life this year! Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 20 Nov. 2022 Dress up your furry friends in holiday attire and parade through the streets of OTR. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 19 Nov. 2022 Also discover all sorts of Advent calendars for your furry friends on Chewy. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2022 Snoop Doggie Doggs is now available on Amazon, where pet owners will find apparel, toys, accessories, and bowls for their furry friends designed by Snoop Dogg himself. People Staff, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2022 Your furry friends and greenery add more life to your spaces. Kalina Newman, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2022 Check out our best dog toys, indestructible dog toys or cat toys to keep your furry friends entertained all day long, but keep in mind that not all toys are best for solo at-home play. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 15 Nov. 2022 Dua Lipa chose the perfect on-theme look to meet some furry friends. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Nov. 2022 Be sure to check out Happy Socks’ holiday collection, which features charming gift sets, and don’t forget about the feet of your furry friends. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of furry was circa 1674

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“Furry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furry. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

furry

adjective

fur·​ry ˈfər-ē How to pronounce furry (audio)
furrier; furriest
1
: made of or resembling fur
2
: covered with fur

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