furrier

1 [fur-ee-er]

Origin:
1570–80; re-formation, perhaps after clothier, of earlier English, Middle English furrer < Anglo-French; see fur, -er2

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furrier

2 [fur-ee-er]
adjective
comparative of furry.

furry

[fur-ee]
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

furrily, adverb
furriness, noun
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furrier (ˈfʌrɪə)
 
n
a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments
 
[C14: furour, from Old French fourrer to trim or line with fur]

furry (ˈfɜːrɪ)
 
adj , -rier, -riest
1.  covered with fur or something furlike
2.  of, relating to, or resembling fur
3.  another word for furred
4.  Also: furred (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris
 
'furrily
 
adv
 
'furriness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

furrier
1570s, from fur on the model of clothier

furrier
late 13c., furrere, via Anglo-French, from O.Fr. forreor, from fourrer to line or trim with fur.

furry
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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Example sentences
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.
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