horny

adjective \ ˈhȯr-nē \
Updated on: 30 Mar 2018
hornier; horniest
1 a : of or made of horn (see horn 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 1)
3
[horn erect penis + 1-y]
a : desiring sexual gratification
  • horny teenagers
b : excited sexually

horniness

noun

Examples of horny in a Sentence

  1. in her view, “teenage boys are perpetually horny

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Origin and Etymology of horny

see horn

HORNY Defined for English Language Learners

horny

  • : made of horn (sense 1c) or a similar substance

  • : hard and tough

  • : sexually excited


HORNY Defined for Kids

horny

adjective \ ˈhȯr-nē \
hornier; horniest
1 : made of horn
2 : hard and rough
  • horny hands

Medical Dictionary

horny

adjective \ ˈhȯr-nē \
hornier; horniest
1 a : 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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