Definitions for huskyˈhʌs ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

husk•yˈhʌs ki(adj.)husk•i•er, husk•i•est.

  1. (adj.)big and strong; burly; brawny.

  2. (of the voice) somewhat hoarse, as when affected with a cold.

  3. like, covered with, or full of husks.

  4. (n.)a size of garments for boys who are heavier than average.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a garment in this size.

Origin of husky:

1545–55; husk+ -y1


husk•yˈhʌs ki(n.)(pl.)husk•ies.

  1. a big, brawny person.

    Category: Informal

husk•y*ˈhʌs ki(n.)(pl.)husk•ies.

  1. Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

    Ref: Eskimo dog.

  2. Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

    Ref: Siberian husky.

* (sometimes cap.).

Origin of husky:

1870–75; by ellipsis from husky dog, husky breed; cf. Newfoundland and Labrador dial. Husky a Labrador Inuit, earlier Huskemaw, Uskemaw, ult. < the same Algonquian source as Eskimo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Eskimo dog, husky(adj)

    breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog

  2. beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly(adj)

    muscular and heavily built

    "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"

  3. gruff, hoarse, husky(adj)

    deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

    "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson

Webster Dictionary

  1. Husky(noun)

    abounding with husks; consisting of husks

  2. Husky(adj)

    rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice


  1. Husky

    Husky is a studio album by Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet released 2006. It was recorded at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California March 2004. Much of the recording is first takes. Skerik talks about recording the album: "For me, Husky is that rare combination of everything lining up perfectly at the right time. You're lucky if you get one of these in a lifetime. The band had been on the road touring, so we knew the music inside out. We had a day off in Los Angeles, so we went into The Sound Factory, which is a one-of-a-kind studio out there and cut the entire record that day." The album received favorable reviews.

Translations for husky

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a voice) rough in sound and difficult to hear

You sound husky; – have you a cold?

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