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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
1590-1600; fur + -y1
Related forms
furrily, adverb
furriness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for furrinesses

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 furrinesses

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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