un·​der·​fur ˈən-dər-ˌfər How to pronounce underfur (audio)
: an undercoat of fur especially when thick and soft

Examples of underfur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first coat is often dense underfur packed closely against the skin, like a warm base layer. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 30 June 2022 The visitor center and gift shop are in a historic Matanuska Colony barn where visitors can purchase garments woven from qiviut, the underfur that combed from the musk ox. Bob Hallinen, Anchorage Daily News, 4 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underfur was in 1877

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“Underfur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underfur. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


un·​der·​fur ˈən-dər-ˌfər How to pronounce underfur (audio)
: the thick soft undercoat of fur lying beneath the longer and coarser hair of a mammal

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