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horny

adjective uk   /ˈhɔː.ni/ us    /ˈhɔːr-/

horny adjective (SEXUAL)

informal sexually excited: She'd had a couple of drinks and was feeling horny. UK informal sexually attractive: You look horny in that skirt.

horny adjective (HARD)

made of a hard substance, like horn: Birds have horny beaks. (especially of skin) hard and rough
Translations of “horny”
in Chinese (Traditional) 性慾的, 慾火中燒的,性興奮的, 性感的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性欲的, 欲火中烧的,性兴奋的, 性感的…
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