horsey

adjective

hors·​ey ˈhȯr-sē How to pronounce horsey (audio)
variants or less commonly horsy
horsier; horsiest
1
: of, relating to, or resembling a horse
2
: having to do with horses or horse racing
3
: characteristic of the manners, dress, or tastes of horsemen or horsewomen
horsily adverb
horsiness noun

Examples of horsey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prince Philip, the Queen, a Sheik of somewhere or other and a couple of horsey people. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 Guin made a noise, a horsey exclamation from her fat, pursed lips, and Tim shot his hand back to cover her mouth. Kathleen Alcott, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horsey was in 1591

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“Horsey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horsey. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

horsey

adjective
hors·​ey
variants or horsy
horsier; horsiest
1
: of, relating to, or suggesting a horse, horses, or horse racing
2
: characteristic of horsemen or horsewomen
horsiness noun

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