hairy

Hairy things are furry or fuzzy — covered with hair. If your hairy dog lies on your bed, your bed may end up hairy as well.

If your dad has a bushy beard, he has a hairy face, and while some kinds of caterpillars are sleek and smooth, others are hairy. Informally, you can also use hairy to mean "scary." The biggest roller coaster at an amusement park will probably have a few hairy loops and turns. This slang meaning has evolved from its original use as "difficult," dating back to the 1840s.

Primary Meanings of hairy

1.
adj
having or covered with hair
2.
adj
hazardous and frightening
Full Definitions of hairy
1

adj having or covered with hair

“Jacob was a hairy man”
“a hairy caterpillar”
Synonyms:
haired, hirsute
canescent, hoary
covered with fine whitish hairs or down
coarse-furred, coarse-haired
having coarse hair or fur
comal, comate, comose
of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair
curly-coated, curly-haired
covered with curly hair
dark-coated, dark-haired
covered with dark hair
downy, puberulent, pubescent, sericeous
covered with fine soft hairs or down
floccose
(of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs
furlike
resembling fur
furred, furry
covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs
fuzzed, fuzzy
covering with fine light hairs
glossy-coated, glossy-furred, glossy-haired
having glossy hair
hispid
(of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles
lanate, woolly
covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments
long-haired
with long hair
pappose
(of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles
pilary, pilose, pilous
covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
rough-haired
having hair that feels rough
shock-headed
having a shock (or untidy mass) of hair
short-haired
with short hair
silky-haired
having hair that resembles silk
silver-haired
having hair the color of silver
smooth-haired
having hair that feels smooth
snake-haired
(of monsters) having snakes for hair
soft-haired
having soft hair
stiff-haired
having stiff hair
thick-haired
having thick hair
tomentose, tomentous
densely covered with short matted woolly hairs
velvety-furred, velvety-haired
having hair that feels like velvet
wire-haired, wiry-coated
(especially of dogs) having stiff wiry hair
wiry
of hair that resembles wire in stiffness
woolly, woolly-haired, wooly, wooly-haired
covered with dense often matted or curly hairs
Antonyms:
hairless
having no hair or fur
bald, bald-headed, bald-pated
lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
balding
getting bald
beardless, smooth-faced
lacking hair on the face
depilatory
able to remove hair or render hairless
depilous
completely hairless
glabrescent
lacking hair or a similar growth or tending to become hairless
glabrous
having no hair or similar growth; smooth
naked-muzzled
having a muzzle that is hairless
naked-tailed
having a tail that is hairless
nonhairy
without hair
tonsured
having a bald spot either shaved or natural
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2

adj hazardous and frightening

hairy moments in the mountains”
Synonyms:
alarming
frightening because of an awareness of danger

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