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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 chest

hairy adjective (FRIGHTENING)

informal frightening or dangerous, especially in a way that is exciting: I like going on the back of Pedro's motorbike, though it can get a bit hairy.
hairiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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