from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of or similar to fur.
  • adjective Covered with, wearing, or trimmed with fur.
  • adjective Covered with a furlike substance.
  • adjective Having a furlike quality, as in tone; fuzzy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bearing fur; covered with fur.
  • Consisting of fur or skins.
  • Resembling fur.
  • Coated with a deposit of fur. See fur, n., 4.
  • noun A caterpillar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered with fur; dressed in fur.
  • adjective Consisting of fur.
  • adjective Resembling fur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Covered with fur, or with something resembling fur.
  • adjective informal Having both animal and human characteristics; of or related to the furry subculture.
  • noun An animal character with human characteristics; most commonly refers to such characters created by members of the furry subculture.
  • noun slang A member of the furry fandom or subculture; a furfan.
  • noun slang Someone who roleplays or describes themselves as being a furry character. (compare therianthrope)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs


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  • Although it would have involved puppets or human beings in furry costumes standing in front of green screens, it would have been possible to make every single Pixar story as a live-action feature.

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  • The dogs, curled in furry balls, slept in the snow.


  • Let's say that your attic has become a home for certain furry creatures with long tails who cause most people to exclaim, "EEK!"

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  • There is a Dirty Harry-esque scene involving a dragon and Sam Vimes in furry slippers that was genious in its own way, and it is just another reason why these novels work.

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  • He was already well-known in furry fandom for his thoughtful extrapolation of anthropomorphic societies when Chuck Melville and I commissioned him to create stories featuring his character Ironhand for our anthologies based on the Furkindred universe.

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  • He is a long-time artist and is active in furry fandom.

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  • There is a Dirty Harry-esque scene involving a dragon and Sam Vimes in furry slippers that was genious in its own way, and it is just another reason why these novels work.

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  • Guys in furry bunny suits jumping out of nowhere to take out hapless victims.

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  • But does it have a singe on top?

    August 5, 2008

  • furry, n.

    The Guardian, 4 February 2016:

    “I do think ‘fursectution’ is real,” says Gerbasi (who does not identify as a furry), using a portmanteau term referring to perceived persecution of the fandom from outside elements. “And I think it’s because people are afraid of things they don’t understand.”

    February 29, 2016