Definition of hairy in English:


Syllabification: hair·y
Pronunciation: /ˈhe(ə)rē

adjective (hairier, hairiest)

  • 1Covered with hair, especially thick or long hair: a hairy chest
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    • The sweet-looking, big-eyed Stevie is now hairy and muscular, covered in tattoos, and boasts a long rap sheet.
    • All around the pedestal, black tentacles grew of the mist, thick and hairy, their undersides covered with tiny snapping jaws.
    • Plant surfaces have a wide range of textures: they may be smooth, hairy, and covered with waxes or with moist secretions.
    shaggy, bushy, long-haired; woolly, furry, fleecy, fuzzy; Botany & Zoology pilose
  • 1.1Having a rough feel or appearance suggestive of coarse hair: a hairy tweed coat and skirt
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    • Her rough, slightly hairy skin bristles beneath my touch.
    • The thick, hairy appearance of the spider's pedipalps - its frontmost appendages - indicated it was a male.
    • He shuddered and pushed himself lower among the rough, hairy blankets.



Pronunciation: /ˈhe(ə)rəlē/
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  • The cars, loaded to road-scraping lowness under stacked roof-racks, overtook us hairily.
  • She makes him a hugely, hairily captivating figure, but the personification of the monk as a beautiful woman adds a gratuitous erotic element.
  • Far worse was being confronted with a live specimen, which sat hairily and heavily on my palm.


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  • As a young man I observed extreme hairiness on older people (mainly men) but didn't realise it might happen to me in time.
  • It's surprising how many people are unaccustomed to hairiness.
  • A full description makes you take things more slowly: count stamens, measure sepals, check smoothness or hairiness and so on.

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