What does hairy mean?

Definitions for hairy
ˈhɛər ihairy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hairy, haired, hirsute(adj)

    having or covered with hair

    "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"

  2. hairy(adj)

    hazardous and frightening

    "hairy moments in the mountains"

GCIDE

  1. Hairy(a.)

    Dangerous or frightening; as, a hairy encounter with a mugger.

Wiktionary

  1. hairy(Adjective)

    Of a person, having a lot of hair on the body.

    a hairy man

  2. hairy(Adjective)

    Of an animal, having a lot of fur.

    hairy mammoth

  3. hairy(Adjective)

    Of a body part other than the head, having hair growing from it.

    She is a great admirer of hairy chests.

  4. hairy(Adjective)

    Difficult, complex, intricate, or intimidating.

    It's a hairy problem, and will probably take several weeks to sort out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairy(adj)

    bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; hirsute

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hairy

    1. Annoyingly complicated. “DWIM is incredibly hairy.” 2. Incomprehensible. “DWIM is incredibly hairy.” 3. Of people, high-powered, authoritative, rare, expert, and/or incomprehensible. Hard to explain except in context: “He knows this hairy lawyer who says there's nothing to worry about.” See also hirsute.There is a theorem in simplicial homology theory which states that any continuous tangent field on a 2-sphere is null at least in a point. Mathematically literate hackers tend to associate the term ‘hairy’ with the informal version of this theorem; “You can't comb a hairy ball smooth.” (Previous versions of this entry associating the above informal statement with the Brouwer fixed-point theorem were incorrect.)The adjective ‘long-haired’ is well-attested to have been in slang use among scientists and engineers during the early 1950s; it was equivalent to modern hairy senses 1 and 2, and was very likely ancestral to the hackish use. In fact the noun ‘long-hair’ was at the time used to describe a person satisfying sense 3. Both senses probably passed out of use when long hair was adopted as a signature trait by the 1960s counterculture, leaving hackish hairy as a sort of stunted mutant relic.In British mainstream use, “hairy” means “dangerous”, and consequently, in British programming terms, “hairy” may be used to denote complicated and/or incomprehensible code, but only if that complexity or incomprehesiveness is also considered dangerous.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hairy in a Sentence

  1. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom:

    A hairy person is sexy.

  2. Juvenal:

    A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul.

  3. Charles Robert Darwin:

    Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.

  4. Sean Reyes:

    It was a little hairy for a while. . The hardest part was not wanting to kill the guy.

  5. Dave Nadig:

    They could take on securities that they might not want as a favor and that's when things get hairy.

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