Etymology
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furry (adj.)

1670s, "made of fur, covered with fur," from fur + -y (2). As a noun, in reference to "anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities," also of people who identify with them, by 1995. Related: Furriness; furries.

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Definitions of furry

furry (adj.)
covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs;
a furry teddy bear
Synonyms: furred
From wordnet.princeton.edu