What does furry mean?

Definitions for furry
ˈfɜr ifur·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word furry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. furred, furryadjective

    covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs

    "furred animals"; "a furry teddy bear"


  1. furrynoun

    An animal character with human characteristics; most commonly refers to such characters created by members of the furry fandom.

  2. furrynoun

    A member of the furry fandom. A furfan.

  3. furrynoun

    Someone who describes themselves with a furry character (similar to therianthropy).

  4. furryadjective

    Covered with fur or something resembling fur.

  5. furryadjective

    Having animal-human characteristics, or related to the "furry" community of such.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Furryadjective

    Etymology: from fur.

    From Volga’s banks th’ imperious Czar
    Leads forth his furry troops to war. Elijah Fenton, to Lord Gower.

    Not arm’d with horns of arbitrary might,
    Or claws to seize their furry spoils in fight. Dryden.


  1. furry

    A furry is defined in two primary ways. 1) In relation to fiction and entertainment: It refers to a genre of art, literature or performance that involves anthropomorphic animal characters, i.e., animals that have been given human qualities, such as the ability to speak, walk on two legs, wear clothes, etc. 2) In a social or subculture context: It refers to an individual who is part of the furry fandom, i.e., people who have an interest in, create, or use anthropomorphic animal themes in art, literature, games, play, or in their lifestyle. Some individuals in this community may also wear "fursuits" resembling their animal characters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furryadjective

    covered with fur; dressed in fur

  2. Furryadjective

    consisting of fur; as, furry spoils

  3. Furryadjective

    resembling fur

  4. Etymology: [From Fur.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FURRY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Furry is ranked #17274 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Furry surname appeared 1,639 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Furry.

    94.6% or 1,552 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 34 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of furry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of furry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of furry in a Sentence

  1. Muriel Bowser:

    Those Democrats havehad a change of heart, did they really think that insaneanimal skin guy was planning to return toD.C.with other furry friends to make a stand ?

  2. Paleontologist Xu Xing:

    A scaled animal looks cooler than a furry or feathered animal. They (film directors) want dinosaurs to be cold-blooded killing machines.

  3. Don Felder:

    I especially enjoyed some of the old hairstyles, with my hair down to my shoulders and a beard. And Henley's nickname used to be 'Furry Basketball' because he had that fro. It was fun to just look at what was going on in that era and how we presented ourselves on stage.

  4. Brian Williams:

    I remember one such house fire .?.?. conducting a search on my hands and knees, when I felt something warm, squishy and furry on the floor of a closet, i instinctively tucked it in my coat. When I got outside, I saw two small eyes staring up at me, and I returned the 3-week-old and very scared puppy to its grateful owners.

  5. Dinh Chau Hieu Tam:

    He spreads the love to everyone, he is my furry son. I just love him and am proud of him so much.

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