Definition of hairy
1a : covered with hair or hairlike materialb : having a downy fuzz on the stems and leaves
2 : made of or resembling hair
3a : tending to cause nervous tension (as from danger) a hairy adventureb : difficult to deal with or comprehend a hairy math problem
hairinessplay \ˈher-ē-nəs\ noun
Examples of hairy in a Sentence
The taxi ride got a little hairy.
When the deadline approaches, things can get a little hairy.
Recent Examples of hairy from the Web
There were black bodies, white bodies, one Asian body, tattooed bodies, hairy and smooth bodies and one trans body, skewed three to one toward men.
Welcome to China, where driving always has been hairy.
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First Known Use of hairy
HAIRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hairy for English Language Learners
: covered with a lot of hair
: causing fear or tension : dangerous or stressful
HAIRY Defined for Kids
Definition of hairy for Students
: covered with hair
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