hairy

hairy
[[t]he͟əri[/t]]
hairier, hairiest
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is hairy is covered with hairs.

He was wearing shorts which showed his long, muscular, hairy legs...

The plant has serrated and hairy leaves.

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2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe a situation as hairy, you mean that it is exciting, worrying, and rather frightening. [INFORMAL]

His driving was a bit hairy.

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English dictionary. 2008.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Hairy — Hair y ( [y^]), a. 1. Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; hirsute. [1913 Webster] His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Very complicated, difficult, or involved; as, a hairy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hairy — [adj1] having much hair bearded, bewhiskered, bristly, bushy, downy, fleecy, flocculent, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, hirsute, lanate, pileous, piliferous, pilose, pubescent, rough, shaggy, stubbly, tufted, unshaven, unshorn, villous, whiskered, woolly; …   New thesaurus

  • hairy — (adj.) early 14c., from HAIR (Cf. hair) + Y (Cf. y) (2). From 1848 in slang sense of difficult. Farmer calls this Oxford slang. Perhaps from the notion of rugged, rough. Related: Hairiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • hairy — ► ADJECTIVE (hairier, hairiest) 1) covered with or resembling hair. 2) informal alarming and difficult. DERIVATIVES hairiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hairy — [her′ē] adj. hairier, hairiest 1. covered with hair; hirsute 2. of or like hair ☆ 3. Slang difficult, distressing, harrowing, etc. hairiness n …   English World dictionary

  • hairy — hair|y [ˈheəri US ˈheri] adj comparative hairier superlative hairiest 1.) a hairy person or animal has a lot of hair on their body ▪ a skinny guy with hairy legs ▪ a hairy caterpillar 2.) informal dangerous or frightening, often in a way that is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hairy */ — UK [ˈheərɪ] / US [ˈherɪ] adjective Word forms hairy : adjective hairy comparative hairier superlative hairiest 1) with a lot of hair a hairy chest The leaves are soft and hairy. 2) informal frightening, or dangerous a hairy moment Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • hairy — hairiness, n. /hair ee/, adj., hairier, hairiest. 1. covered with hair; having much hair. 2. consisting of or resembling hair: moss of a hairy texture. 3. Informal. a. causing anxiety or fright: a hairy trip through the rapids. b. full of… …   Universalium

  • hairy — hair|y [ heri ] adjective * 1. ) with a lot of hair: a hairy chest The leaves are soft and hairy. 2. ) INFORMAL frightening or dangerous: a hairy moment ╾ hair|i|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hairy — I adj Dangerous, threatening. That was a hairy plane trip. I am glad the storm is over. 1960s II adj Crude, clumsy. Franklin made a hairy gesture and skiddooed. 1920s III adj Old, out dated. I m tired of listening to his hairy jokes that went out …   Historical dictionary of American slang


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