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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The Outlander set is no stranger to animals, and in season five another furry actor is joining the fold. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "See the First Photo of Sam Heughan Introducing Outlander's Newest Furry Cast Member, ADSO," 24 May 2019 The furry favorite has offered grooming services, training workshops, and plenty of toys for good boys for more than 50 years, and now, the brand's doubling down on its commitment to pet health with a new artificial-free policy. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How To Get Free Pet Food At Petco This Weekend," 17 May 2019 Your furry baby fills your life with love and joy; what’s a little slobber? Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Unsanitary Is It to Kiss Your Pet on the Mouth?," 2 May 2019 Instead of having his furry ear pricked several times a day, Quincy now just needs to accept having a sensor delicately implanted under his skin once every 10 days. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Quincy the San Diego Zoo's diabetic koala, gets help from Dexcom," 25 June 2018 Marmots are a genus of large, squirrel-like rodents with sharp claws and furry ears. Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, "Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.," 17 Jan. 2018 Taylor shared a pic from outside the red carpet with her two furry friends and Paula Abdul. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Taylor Swift Brought a Date That's NOT Her Boyfriend Joe Alwyn to the 2019 BBMAs," 1 May 2019 United Airlines does not care about the safety of their furry travelers. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "United flight had to be diverted because it accidentally had a dog onboard," 18 Mar. 2018 United Airlines does not care about the safety of their furry travelers. Author: Martine Powers, Anchorage Daily News, "Puppy dies after being forced to ride in overhead bin on United flight," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of furry

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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furry dance

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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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