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English definition of “hairy”

hairy

adjective uk   /ˈheə.ri/ us    /ˈher.i/

hairy adjective (WITH HAIR)

having a lot of hair, especially on parts of the body other than the head: hairy armpits/legs a hairy chestThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsHair

hairy adjective (FRIGHTENING)

informal frightening or dangerous, especially in a way that is exciting: I like going on the back of Laurent's motorbike, though it can get a bit hairy.Describing things that cause fear
hairiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of hairy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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