Definition of hairy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈheəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheri//
    (hairier, hairiest) Describing hair, Skin
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  1. 1covered with a lot of hair a hairy chest/monster plants with hairy stems See related entries: Describing hair, Skin
  2. 2(informal) dangerous or frightening but often exciting Driving on icy roads can be pretty hairy. a hairy experience
  3. Extra examples His chest is quite hairy. It was a great hairy caterpillar. It was all pretty hairy, I can tell you. His shirt was unbuttoned, revealing a hairy chest. The plant’s rough, hairy stems can grow up to 6 feet tall.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hairy