\ ˈhȯr-nē How to pronounce horny (audio) \
hornier; horniest

Definition of horny

1a : of or made of horn (see horn sense 1d) a horny growth
b : having a hard calloused surface or texture horny skin horny-handed
c of a mineral : compact and homogeneous with a dull luster
2 : having horns (see horn sense 1)
3 [horn erect penis + -y entry 1]
a : desiring sexual gratification horny teenagers
b : excited sexually

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Other Words from horny

horniness noun

Examples of horny in a Sentence

in her view, “teenage boys are perpetually horny
Recent Examples on the Web The few known skulls of elaphrosaurs show that the youngsters had teeth, but that the adults lost their teeth and replaced them with a horny beak. Fox News, "Unusual 'toothless' dinosaur discovered in Australia," 19 May 2020 Too Hot to Handle' Netflix's outrageous new dating show features 10 horny singles who must resist temptation in order to win $100,000 – aka, drinking game gold. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Netflix and chug: How to turn your quarantine streaming into a drinking/party game," 19 May 2020 Read on for the current ages of all your favourite (and least favourite) contestants on Netflix's horniest reality show yet. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "How Old Are The Too Hot To Handle Cast Members?," 27 Apr. 2020 There is tremendous scope for a two-handed comedy-cum-psychodrama in the series’ premise—an extremely perverse version of The Trip, if both Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon were incredibly depressed and also very, very horny for each other. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, "Merritt Wever Is Too Good For Run," 20 Apr. 2020 Amazing how Helen can reason with the head of one of the most dangerous cartels, but no luck with her horny teenage daughter. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Ozark Season 3 Binge Club Recap: Episodes 1-10," 30 Mar. 2020 Is this about to be the horniest Little Women adaptation ever? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, June 21 Edition," 21 June 2019 For decades, hit movies from American Pie to Superbad have centered on horny heterosexual teenage boys with hopes of losing their virginity. Naina Bajekal, Time, "'Brits Are Notoriously Prudish.' On Set With the Cast of Netflix's Sex Education," 16 Jan. 2020 Still, Erskine and Konkle, who didn’t grow up together but may as well have, refused to compromise on their portrait of horny female adolescence. Samantha Leach, Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Inside Three Work Spaces Made for Women, by Women," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of horny

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for horny

see horn

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23 May 2020

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“Horny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horny. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of horny

: made of horn (sense 1c) or a similar substance
: hard and tough
informal : sexually excited


\ ˈhȯr-nē How to pronounce horny (audio) \
hornier; horniest

Kids Definition of horny

1 : made of horn
2 : hard and rough horny hands


\ ˈhȯr-nē How to pronounce horny (audio) \
hornier; horniest

Medical Definition of horny

1a : composed of or resembling tough fibrous material consisting chiefly of keratin : keratinous horny tissue after the horny material has been…cut away— Morris Fishbein
b : being hard or callused horny-handed
2 : having horns

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