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furrier1

[fur-ee-er] /ˈfɜr i ər/
noun
1.
a person who buys and sells furs, or one who makes, repairs, or cleans furs and fur garments; a fur dealer or fur dresser.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; re-formation, perhaps after clothier, of earlier English, Middle English furrer < Anglo-French; see fur, -er2

furrier2

[fur-ee-er] /ˈfɜr i ər/
adjective
1.
comparative of furry.

furry

[fur-ee] /ˈfɜr i/
adjective, furrier, furriest.
1.
consisting of or resembling fur:
a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest.
2.
covered with fur; wearing fur:
Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.
3.
obstructed or coated as if with fur:
a furry voice; a furry tongue.
4.
Slang. terrifying; hair-raising.
Origin
1590-1600; fur + -y1
Related forms
furrily, adverb
furriness, noun
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Examples from the web for furrier
  • The company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of fur garments, operating primarily as a custom furrier.
  • They emerge from the den at about one month of age, much furrier but still considerably darker than adults.
  • For if you don't know furs you should always know your furrier.
  • Working from the age of six selling newspapers on the street, he became a furrier at age twelve.
  • Full service furrier specializing in custom design, cleaning, and alterations.
  • He spent two days looking for a fur coat at furrier stores rather than telephoning such businesses.
  • The founders included a prominent furrier, a leather goods dealer, and a rising department store owner.
British Dictionary definitions for furrier

furrier

/ˈfʌrɪə/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments
Word Origin
C14: furour, from Old French fourrer to trim or line with fur

furry

/ˈfɜːrɪ/
adjective -rier, -riest
1.
covered with fur or something furlike
2.
of, relating to, or resembling fur
3.
another word for furred (sense 5)
4.
Also furred. (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris
Derived Forms
furrily, adverb
furriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for furrier
n.

late 13c., furrere, via Anglo-French, from Old French forreor, from fourrer "to line or trim with fur."

furry

adj.

1670s, from fur + -y (2). As a noun, in reference to "anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities," by 1996. Related: Furriness.

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