adjective, hairier, hairiest.
covered with hair; having much hair.
consisting of or resembling hair: moss of a hairy texture.
causing anxiety or fright: a hairy trip through the rapids.
full of hardship or difficulty: a hairy exam; a hairy illness.

1250–1300; Middle English heeri. See hair, -y1

hairiness, noun
unhairiness, noun
unhairy, adjective

1. furry, woolly, shaggy. Unabridged
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hairy (ˈhɛərɪ)
adj , hairier, hairiest
1.  having or covered with hair
2.  slang
 a.  difficult or problematic
 b.  scaring, dangerous, or exciting

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hairy hair·y (hâr'ē)
adj. hair·i·er, hair·i·est

  1. Covered with hair or hairlike projections.

  2. Consisting of or resembling hair.

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It is therefore unholy to desecrate the symbol of manhood, hairiness.
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