Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having tusks; tusked: as, the tusky boar.

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

  • adjective Having tusks.

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

  • noun Yorkshire dialect The sticks produced by the vegetable rhubarb
  • adjective Having tusks, especially prominent tusks.

Etymologies

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From tusk +‎ -y

Examples

  • There were feral pigs in the woods -- hairy, black, tusky, wildeyed.

    Beard

  • Teh pesky tusky marine animule has cried “bukkit” too meny tiems.

    Ohaiena. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Actually, I like Elephants better, they are cute and have long noses and toenails to die for and I love those tusks, they are so ... well, tusky.

    Dear Mr. George President Bush, Sir, May I...

  • He has eyes like those of a pig and teeth large and tusky, in proportion to the size of his body; but unlike all other beasts he grows no tongue, neither does he move his lower jaw, but brings the upper jaw towards the lower, being in this too unlike all other beasts.

    The History of Herodotus

  • He, too, had scented something to eat, and thrust in and out a lean red tongue over pointed, tusky teeth.

    From the Valley of the Missing

  • He has eyes like those of a pig and teeth large and tusky, in proportion to the size of his body; but unlike all other beasts he grows no tongue, neither does he move his lower jaw, but brings the upper jaw towards the lower, being in this too unlike all other beasts.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 20-39

  • Then the Elephant's Child put his head down close to the Crocodile's musky, tusky mouth, and the Crocodile caught him by his little nose, which up to that very week, day, hour, and minute, had been no bigger than a boot, though much more useful.

    Just So Stories

  • The tusky but soft-hearted little brute kept nodding his round, sparsely covered head while he listened, exuding a smell of lavender-water, cigars, and gutta-percha.

    The Freelands

  • The tusky but soft-hearted little brute kept nodding his round, sparsely covered head while he listened, exuding a smell of lavender-water, cigars, and gutta-percha.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • He has eyes like those of a pig and teeth large and tusky, in proportion to the size of his body; but unlike all other beasts he grows no tongue, neither does he move his lower jaw, but brings the upper jaw towards the lower, being in this too unlike all other beasts.

    An Account of Egypt

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