hornier; horniest
1
a
: 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
horniness noun

Examples of horny in a Sentence

in her view, “teenage boys are perpetually horny
Recent Examples on the Web In the film, motherhood is no deterrent to Eden or Dawn’s pleasure—in fact, the demands of their lives amplify their urgent need for it, a reminder that moms and moms-to-be are as horny as everyone else. Cady Lang, TIME, 24 May 2024 Beside her is Buteau as Dawn, a married dentist, Eden’s childhood best friend, and mother of two who promises to help shepherd her bestie through pregnancy’s horny highs and lonely lows — possibly at the expense of everyone’s time and sanity. Rachel Brodsky, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2024 But Denise’s story is effectively just thrown aside as the focus moves on to Denise’s supposedly mousy yet horny neighbor Nicole (Sanda Codreanu). Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Television ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 isn’t as horny as the first. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for horny 

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Word History

Etymology

see horn

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of horny was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Horny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horny. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

horny

adjective
hornier; horniest
1
: made of horn or of something resembling horn
2
: hard entry 1 sense 1, callous
the horny layer of the skin of the hands

Medical Definition

horny

adjective
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 awayMorris Fishbein
b
: being hard or callused
horny-handed
2
: having horns
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