horny

adjective
\ 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

Other Words from horny

horniness noun

Examples of horny in a Sentence

in her view, “teenage boys are perpetually horny
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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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30 Dec 2021

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“Horny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horny. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for horny

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 How to pronounce horny (audio) \
hornier; horniest

Kids Definition of horny

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

horny

adjective
\ 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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