Crossword clues for hairy
- Dangerous, as a situation
- Word in an O'Neill title
- Very complicated
- Problematical, informally
- Pretty complicated
- Like Sasquatch
- Like Itt
- Like Chewbacca
- Like a werewolf
- Frightful, so to speak
- Frightening, as a situation
- _____ Hill, Alberta
- The Vaselines song about being furry?
- Precarious, as a situation
- Like the Wolf Man
- Like some men's backs
- Like most tarantulas
- Like lycanthropes
- Like Cousin Itt
- Like an ape's body
- Like a yak or yeti
- Like a precarious situation
- Hard to deal with, as a problem
- Furry Vaselines song?
- Furry or frightful
- Frightening — like a bear?
- Fraught with follicles
- Fraught with difficulties
- Far from clean-shaven
- Covered with fur
- Like Esau
- Dangerous, colloquially
- Like the Abominable Snowman
- Like Bigfoot
- Like a 100-mile-an-hour taxi ride?
- Like the Wolfman
- Not clean-shaven
- In need of some manscaping, say
- Like Sasquatch or a tarantula
- Like O'Neill's ape
- Frightful, in slang
- Like O'Neill's Yank
- Like a lion's neck
- Scary — like a moustache?
- Like a close shave, or in need of one
- Dangerous, so locked away at last
- Dangerous, like a yeti
- Dangerous, much like a yak
- Treacherous, unlike Jacob
- Uncovered fire in dry grass is rather alarming
- Quite complicated
- Like a wolfman
- Fraught with risk
- Difficult to deal with
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hairy \Hair"y\ (-[y^]), a.
Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; hirsute.
His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge.
Very complicated, difficult, or involved; as, a hairy problem; a hairy equation. [Colloq.]
Dangerous or frightening; as, a hairy encounter with a mugger.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., from hair + -y (2). From 1848 in slang sense of "difficult." Farmer calls this "Oxford slang." Perhaps from the notion of "rugged, rough." Related: Hairiness.
a. 1 Of a person, having a lot of hair on the body. 2 Of an animal, having a lot of fur. 3 Of a body part other than the head, having hair growing from it. 4 Difficult, complex, intricate, or intimidating.
Usage examples of "hairy".
No, the Ainu, the earliest inhabitants, they were a Neolithic people, short, dark, thick and hairy, heavy beards and hair all over their bodies I suppose for the terrible cold.
Mister Basic, telling him about that museum and I suddenly found myself talking about the hairy Ainu and the more I tried to get away from it the worse it got.
Waving that newspaper at me, piece in here on your hairy Ainu you were talking about, thought maybe you missed it?
In the stern was Mugambi, and just in front of him squatted Akut, while between Akut and Tarzan the twelve hairy apes sat upon their haunches, blinking dubiously this way and that, and now and then turning their eyes longingly back toward shore.
Tonsured cleric and hairy smith risked their lives side by side to rip loose and throw down great armsful of the heavy, stinking, smoldering thatch.
His massive, hairy upper body was exposed above the beltline of his kilt, making Theseus, for all his muscular development, seem no larger than an ordinary man.
For wild-boar hunting and perilous doublings, there were forty boarhounds as hairy as bears.
He had big hairy calfy legs coming down out of a tunic the color of cooked squash.
The smell of it, the cedarwood and the spices and the hairy, oily scent of carpets, was so familiar that if he shut his eyes, he could imagine he was ten years old again, playing behind a roll of carpet while his father bargained with a customer.
On another a hunter, thrice the size of life, was killing a wild horse equally magnified, whose hide was represented by the hairy wrappings of the leaves of the Chamaerops excelsa.
The thing was monstrous and hairy and ugly, and both Chex and Volney retreated in alarm.
Holding the cows tail he leaned on the hairy back and, empty-eyed, blew smoke from the pipe which like most farmers at a cleansing he had prudently lit at the outset.
He was perched on a stool, milking one of his few cows, his cloth-capped head thrusting into the hairy flank, and as he pulled at the teats old Nip dropped a stone on the toe of his boot.
She sat with her unprotected back to a vastness of desert, where venomous snakes slithered in the heat of the night, where tarantulas as hairy as the maniacal mullahs of the Taliban scurried in search of prey, and where the creepiest species native to this cruel realm of rock and sand and scraggly scrub were even more fearsome than serpents or spiders.
Skins of the Dermestes lardaraus,--said the Scarabee,--you can always tell them by those brown hairy coats.