Hairier



[hair-ee] /ˈhɛər i/

adjective, hairier, hairiest.
1.
covered with hair; having much hair.
2.
consisting of or resembling hair:
moss of a hairy texture.
3.
Informal.

/ˈhɛərɪ/
adjective hairier, hairiest
1.
having or covered with hair
2.
(slang)

adj.

early 14c., from hair + -y (2). From 1848 in slang sense of “difficult.” Farmer calls this “Oxford slang.” Perhaps from the notion of “rugged, rough.” Related: Hairiness.

hairy hair·y (hâr’ē)
adj. hair·i·er, hair·i·est

adjective

[last sense probably fr the hairy monsters of horror films, but the sense of ”difficult” was used at 19th-century Oxford, and that of ”dangerous” in the British armed forces of the 1930s]

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