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[fur-ee-er] /ˈfɜr i ər/

a person who buys and sells furs, or one who makes, repairs, or cleans furs and fur garments; a fur dealer or fur dresser.
[fur-ee-er] /ˈfɜr i ər/
comparative of .
[fur-ee] /ˈfɜr i/
adjective, furrier, furriest.
consisting of or resembling :
a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest.
covered with ; wearing :
Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct.
obstructed or coated as if with :
a furry voice; a furry tongue.
Slang. terrifying; hair-raising.
a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments
adjective -rier, -riest
covered with fur or something furlike
of, relating to, or resembling fur
another word for furred (sense 5)
Also furred. (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris

late 13c., furrere, via Anglo-French, from Old French forreor, from fourrer “to line or trim with fur.”

1670s, from fur + -y (2). As a noun, in reference to “anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities,” by 1996. Related: Furriness.


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