hairy

adjective \ ˈher-ē \

Definition of hairy

hairier; hairiest
1 a :covered with hair or hairlike material
b :having a downy fuzz on the stems and leaves
2 :made of or resembling hair
3 a :tending to cause nervous tension (as from danger)
  • a hairy adventure
b :difficult to deal with or comprehend
  • a hairy math problem

hairiness

play \ˈher-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hairy in a Sentence

  1. The taxi ride got a little hairy.

  2. When the deadline approaches, things can get a little hairy.

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First Known Use of hairy

14th century


HAIRY Defined for English Language Learners

hairy

adjective

Definition of hairy for English Language Learners

  • : covered with a lot of hair

  • : causing fear or tension : dangerous or stressful


HAIRY Defined for Kids

hairy

adjective \ ˈher-ē \

Definition of hairy for Students

hairier; hairiest
:covered with hair

hairiness

noun

Medical Dictionary

hairy

adjective \ ˈha(ə)r-ē, ˈhe(ə)r- \

medical Definition of hairy

hairier; hairiest
1 :covered with hair or hairlike material
2 :made of or resembling hair

hairiness

play \ˈhar-ē-nəs, ˈher-\ noun


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