adjective, fur·ri·er, fur·ri·est.

  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.

adjective -rier or -riest

  1. covered with fur or something furlike
  2. of, relating to, or resembling fur
  3. another word for furred (def. 5)
  4. Also: furred (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris

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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