horny

adjective
\ ˈhȯr-nē \
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 + 1-y ]

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

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The answer, if hardly the justification, may be that the film is simply adopting the honest, horny perspective of Norimichi, who is hardly alone in being besotted with his classmate Nazuna. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Time-travel romance, but no magic, in the Japanese anime 'Fireworks'," 2 July 2018 Tough news out of Washington this morning: Apparently no one wants to hook up with any of the young, horny singles of the Trump White House. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Trump Staffers Can’t Get Laid," 22 June 2018 In the venue’s kitchen before the ceremony, the frantic gang has to deal with a dead minister, an A.W.O.L. chef, killer guard dogs, a jealous husband, a horny couple, and much more. Josh Wolk, New York Times, "‘Cheers’ Said Goodbye 25 Years Ago: Raise a Toast With These 9 Essential Episodes," 18 May 2018 The movie gives us just enough horny youngsters, references to pot, and old coots with grudges to fill screen time until the special-effects guys go to work. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies': Film Review," 24 Mar. 2018 The crocodile skin business is booming, with especially strong demand from Asia, and Australia’s crocs are coveted for their particularly fine skin patterns—American alligators tend to have horny backs—and because more of the hide can be used. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "How Do You Deliver Crocodiles to Handbag Makers? Very Carefully," 23 Mar. 2018 These are not the nihilistic street freaks of the original film (Jeff Goldblum made a regrettable screen debut as their leader), but garden-variety thieves, one of whom is too horny to behave. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Death Wish': Film Review," 2 Mar. 2018 The swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, which caters to horny dudes, is not an empowering depiction of women. Ben Popken, NBC News, "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue goes #MeToo. Not everyone is happy," 13 Feb. 2018 Hanna, Ana's unabashedly horny assistant, is hot for Ana's (very attractive) bodyguard Sawyer. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "35 Pressing Questions I Had During 'Fifty Shades Freed'," 9 Feb. 2018

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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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horny

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of horny

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

: hard and tough

: sexually excited

horny

adjective
\ ˈhȯr-nē \
hornier; horniest

Kids Definition of horny

1 : made of horn

2 : hard and rough horny hands

horny

adjective
\ ˈhȯr-nē \
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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