Definition of furry in English:



  • 1Covered with fur.

    ‘furry creatures in fields’
    • ‘They stand aghast that a person can devote so much of their busy life to quiet conversations with these furry friends.’
    • ‘It was covered with fluffy, furry pink stuffed animals that had bright pink gems for eyes.’
    • ‘Dogs are more socially acceptable than dolls and, being alive and furry, a little more entertaining.’
    • ‘The range of outfits for our smaller, furry companions seems totally limited.’
    • ‘CottonTails rescue centre in Westbury has taken so many of the furry pets into their care they desperately need to find new owners.’
    • ‘It's a sad fact that when you share your life with small furry creatures, you have to face the inevitable.’
    • ‘This furry scrap of a creature was of course completely lovable and endearing, but only to people who like cats.’
    • ‘The once furry brown creature now looked like a fuzzy, purple and green monster.’
    • ‘Any bite from a warm-blooded furry creature must be considered suspect, even if minor.’
    • ‘They can't be made into posh burgers, they can't be kept as pets, and they can't be made into nice furry coats like mink can.’
    • ‘They are nice furry mammals, which sit in the palm and can be stroked.’
    • ‘The tagged rodent was released into the wild to allow researchers to investigate how the little furry pests behave on small islands.’
    • ‘Why do goats sing and what can a bee, a mouse, and an unknown furry creature have in common?’
    • ‘The curious red-eyed female headed straight to the well ripe banana we had been given on our arrival to tempt the furry creature.’
    • ‘Now the house Pomeranians eat cat food, the stray cats eat dog food and all the furry creatures sit where they wish.’
    • ‘At the pet store, I spotted a cute, furry puppy and an equally cute guy working there.’
    • ‘It delivers 7,000 furry friends to seven hospitals in the area each year.’
    • ‘You need them spaced at intervals of about 2m, with the baited ends placed across the routes used by your furry friends.’
    • ‘Usually Gerbils have a white furry tummy and their tails are also covered in hair, unlike those of mice.’
    • ‘Besides, a better celebration is some quiet time at home with the wife and the two furry children.’
    covered with fur, hairy, long-haired, downy, fleecy, soft, fluffy, fuzzy, woolly
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    1. 1.1Having a soft surface like fur.
      ‘it has soft and furry apple-green leaves’
      • ‘When I stoop to feel the texture of a small furry leaf, she quickly tells me not to touch the plants.’
      • ‘That makes this leaf eater with its furry feet one of the rarest animals in the world.’
      • ‘Otherwise, what happens is that the edges become all fluffy and furry and the potatoes absorb too much water.’
      • ‘The leaves are light green, slightly furry and have an attractive scalloped edge.’
      • ‘It was made of a soft furry material, creamish white. Oh how she had admired that bag!’
      • ‘Before long he discovered a large, peculiar seed; it was furry and the color of pomegranates.’
      • ‘She was wearing a furry waistcoat and odd, low-slung baggy trousers, but the most interesting thing was her bottom.’


  • 1An enthusiast for animal characters with human characteristics, in particular a person who dresses up in costume as such a character or uses one as an avatar online.

    ‘a growing community of furries’
    [as modifier] ‘the furry fandom’
  • 2A small fur-covered animal, typically a rodent.

    ‘the cats get more cuddles and the small furries get extra treats too’