hairy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hair·y

 (hâr′ē)
adj. hair·i·er, hair·i·est
1. Covered with hair or hairlike projections: a hairy caterpillar.
2. Consisting of or resembling hair: wore a hairy sweater.
3. Slang Fraught with difficulties; hazardous: a hairy escape; hairy problems.

hair′i·ness n.

hairy

(ˈhɛərɪ)
adj, hairier or hairiest
1. (Zoology) having or covered with hair
2. slang
a. difficult or problematic
b. scaring, dangerous, or exciting
ˈhairiness n

hair•y

(ˈhɛər i)

adj. hair•i•er, hair•i•est.
1. covered with hair.
2. consisting of or resembling hair: moss of a hairy texture.
3. Slang. difficult, frightening, or risky.
[1250–1300]
hair′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hairy - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
hairless - having no hair or fur; "a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail"
2.hairy - hazardous and frightening; "hairy moments in the mountains"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

hairy

adjective
1. shaggy, woolly, furry, stubbly, bushy, bearded, unshaven, hirsute, fleecy, bewhiskered, pileous (Biology), pilose (Biology) I don't mind having a hairy chest, but the stuff on my back is really thick.
2. (Slang) dangerous, scary, risky, unpredictable, hazardous, perilous His driving was a bit hairy.

hairy

adjective
1. Covered with hair:
2. Slang. Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Translations
أَشْعَركثير الشَّعْر
chlupatývlasatý
behåretlodden
karvainen
dlakav
szőrös
hárugur, loîinn
毛深い
털이 많은
vlasatý
kosmat
hårig
เต็มไปด้วยขน
kıllısaçlıtüylü
rậm lông

hairy

[ˈhɛərɪ] ADJ (hairier (compar) (hairiest (superl)))
1. [chest, legs, arms] → peludo, velludo; (= long-haired) → melenudo
he's got hairy legstiene las piernas peludas or velludas, tiene mucho pelo or vello en las piernas
a hairy spideruna araña peluda
2. (= frightening) [experience] → horripilante, espeluznante

hairy

[ˈhɛəri] adj
[legs, chest, body, person] → poilu(e)
He's got hairy legs → Il a les jambes poilues.
(fig) (= frightening) → effrayant(e)

hairy

adj (+er)
person, body, plant, spiderbehaart; leg, arm, chest, armpitshaarig, behaart; animal, coathaarig; she has very hairy armpitssie hat viele Achselhaare
(inf: = scary, risky) → haarig (inf); situationbrenzlig (inf); adventureriskant; drivingrasant (inf)

hairy

[ˈhɛərɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a.peloso/a, irsuto/a
b. (fam) (frightening) → da far rizzare i capelli

hair

(heə) noun
1. one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin. He brushed the dog's hairs off his jacket.
2. the mass of these, especially on a person's head. He's got brown hair.
-haired
having (a certain kind of) hair. a fair-haired girl.
ˈhairy adjective
covered in hair or having a lot of hair. a hairy chest.
ˈhairiness noun
ˈhair('s)-breadth noun
a very small distance. That knife missed me by a hair's-breadth.
ˈhairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
ˈhaircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person's hair. Go and get a haircut.
ˈhair-doplurals ˈhair-dos, ~ˈhair-do's noun
a hairstyle. I like her new hair-do.
ˈhairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person's hair.
ˈhairdressing noun
ˈhair-drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
ˈhairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.
ˈhair-oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
ˈhairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman's hair in place.
adjective
(of a bend in a road) sharp and U-shaped, especially on a mountain or a hill.
ˈhair-raising adjective
terrifying. hair-raising stories.
ˈhairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person's hair. a simple hairstyle.
keep one's hair on
to remain calm and not become angry.
let one's hair down
to behave in a free and relaxed manner.
make (someone's) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person).
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm. He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details.
tear one's hair
to show great irritation or despair.

hairy

أَشْعَر chlupatý behåret behaart μαλλιαρός peludo karvainen poilu dlakav peloso 毛深い 털이 많은 harig hårete owłosiony peludo волосатый hårig เต็มไปด้วยขน kıllı rậm lông 多毛的

hair·y

a. peludo-a, velludo-a;
___ tonguelengua velluda, lengua infectada de hongos parásitos.

hairy

adj peludo
References in classic literature ?
His body was hairy like that of an ape, and his only clothing was a scarlet scarf twisted around his waist.
No longer did he feel shame for his hairless body or his human features, for now his reason told him that he was of a different race from his wild and hairy companions.
His strong, white teeth sank into the hairy throat of his enemy as he sought the pulsing jugular.
One morning he saw Teeka squatted upon a low branch hugging something very close to her hairy breast-- a wee something which squirmed and wriggled.
There were fifty frightful men with hairy bodies and gnarled and crooked legs.
He was very much like my kind, except that he was less hairy and that his feet were less like hands than ours.
The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whale-bone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
One tormenting impression did not leave him: that those broad-boned reddish hands with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt sleeves, those hands which he loved and hated, held him in their power.
She had fallen thus many times before, so that she had no particular terror of a fall--it was the delay which appalled her most, and rightly, for scarce had she scrambled to a place of safety than the body of the huge ape dropped at her side and a great, hairy arm went about her waist.
Like wasps from their nests the hairy warriors poured from their caves.
Usually my strange, newly acquired telepathic power warned me in ample time, but once I was down with vicious fangs at my jugular and a hairy face pressed close to mine before I knew that I was even threatened.
You were about to tell me where we are when that great hairy frigate bore down upon us--have you really any idea at all?