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Definition of "hairy" []

  • Covered with hair or hairlike projections: a hairy caterpillar. (adjective)
  • Consisting of or resembling hair: a hairy overcoat. (adjective)
  • Slang Fraught with difficulties; hazardous: a hairy escape; hairy problems. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hairy" in a sentence
  • "On that front, molecular evolutionary biologist Aaron Avivi of the University of Haifa in Israel and his colleagues have focused on the Spalax genus of mole rat, which he describes as a "hairy sausage whose ends are hard to tell apart.""
  • "I suspect what happened here, Catherine, is that they were sitting in Shooney's and maybe she was giving them what we call the hairy eyeball and they thought they would have some fun with her by talking about September 11 and September 13."
  • "In 2009, local hunters witnessed what they described as "hairy humanoid creatures" near the Azass Cave in Mount Shoriya."