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 The Hotel Preston in Nashville welcomes furry guests with a goodie bag and pet parents with an $11 beverage credit. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 25 Aug. 2021 But with so much change, there was one constant: furry, four-legged animals. Jessica Radlof, Glamour, 18 Aug. 2021 Before choosing a pet insurance provider to protect the health of your furry companion, consider factors such as policy coverage, plan customization, and customer experience. Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Aug. 2021 The furry family eventually makes their way out of the pool. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Russian researchers first excavated the preserved, furry body of the canine -- which could be a dog or a wolf -- from a site in Tumat, Siberia, in 2011. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 7 Aug. 2021 When the topic of the furry loves in their lives came up, Jeanie was intrigued that Joe has an Instagram for his three-legged cat named Tripoli. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 This also includes the furry, feathered and finned members of your household. Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 And researchers say allergies to furry animals are increasing. Stacey Burling, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021

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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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“Furry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furry. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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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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