BH: My wife Lizzie wears a fur coat that belonged to Coral Browne.
fur and individuality are in; skin-tight clothes and neon are out.
In Darfur, the fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit peoples have been targeted by the Sudan government, as were Muslims in Bosnia.
late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French fourrer "to line, sheathe," from fuerre "sheath, covering," from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath."
Sense transferred in English from the notion of a lining to the thing used in it. First applied early 15c. to animal hair still on the animal.
I'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]As a verb, from c.1300, from Old French fourrer. Related: Furred; furring.