[hawr-ee, hohr-ee] /ˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i/
adjective, hoarier, hoariest.
gray or white with age:
an old dog with a hoary muzzle.
ancient or venerable:
tedious from familiarity; stale:
Please don’t tell that hoary joke at dinner again tonight.
adjective hoarier, hoariest
having grey or white hair
white or whitish-grey in colour
ancient or venerable
1510s, “gray or white with age” (of hair); c.1600 as “venerable, ancient;” from hoar + -y (2). Related: Hoariness.
- Hoary cress
noun 1. a perennial Mediterranean plant, Cardaria (or Lepidium) draba, with small white flowers: a widespread troublesome weed: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
verb phrase To ride forward on a surfboard so that the toes of both feet are over the edge (1960s+ Surfers)
[hawr-ee-hed-id, hohr-] /ˈhɔr iˈhɛd ɪd, ˈhoʊr-/ adjective 1. having the gray or white hair of advanced age.
noun 1. a large marmot, Marmota caligata, living in mountainous areas of Siberia and northwestern North America and having a heavy, yellow-gray body, short black limbs, and black and white head and shoulders.