[hawr-see] /ˈhɔr si/

adjective, horsier, horsiest.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a .
dealing with or interested in , horseback riding, fox hunting, , etc.:
the horsy set in local society.
rather heavy and awkward in general appearance or facial structure:
That heavy coat makes you look horsy.

1590s, from horse (n.) + -y (2). Related: Horsiness.


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