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husky

adjective \ ˈhə-skē \

Definition of husky

huskier; huskiest
:resembling, containing, or full of husks

First Known Use of husky

1552

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husky

adjective hus·ky \ ˈhə-skē \

Definition of husky

huskier; huskiest
:hoarse with or as if with emotion

huskily

play \ˈhə-skə-lē\ adverb

huskiness

play \ˈhə-skē-nəs\ noun

Origin and Etymology of husky

probably from husk huskiness, from obsolete husk to have a dry cough


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husky

noun hus·ky

Definition of husky

plural huskies
1 :a heavy-coated working dog of the New World arctic region

Origin and Etymology of husky

shortening of Huskemaw, Uskemaw Eskimo, from Cree aškime·w; akin to Montagnais (Algonquian language of eastern Canada) aiachkime8 Micmac, Eskimo — more at eskimo

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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husky

noun hus·ky

Definition of husky

plural huskies
:one that is husky

First Known Use of husky

1864


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husky

adjective hus·ky

Definition of husky

huskier; huskiest
2 :large

Origin and Etymology of husky

probably from 1husk


HUSKY Defined for Kids

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husky

adjective hus·ky \ ˈhəs-kē \

Definition of husky for Students

huskier; huskiest
:hoarse 2
  • a husky voice

huskily

\-kə-lē\ adverb

huskiness

\-kē-nəs\ noun

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husky

noun

Definition of husky for Students

plural huskies
:a strong dog with a thick coat often used to pull sleds in arctic regions

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husky

adjective

Definition of husky for Students

huskier; huskiest
1 :strong 1, burly
  • husky football players
2 :larger than average

huskiness

noun


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