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Meaning of HAIRY

Pronunciation:  'hehree

Matching Terms:  hair, hair ball, hair care, hair cell, hair cells, hair coloring, hair curler, hair drier, hair dryer, hair dye, hair follicle, hair follicles, hair gel, hair grass, hair grease, hair matrix carcinoma, hair mousse, hair of the dog, hair oil, hair seal, hair shirt, hair slide, hair spray, hair style, hair trigger, hairball, hairbell, hairbird, hairbrained, hairbreadth, hair-brown, hairbrush, haircloth, haircut, hairdo, hairdresser, hairdressing, haired, hairen, hairgrip, hairiness, hairless, hairlessness, hairlike, hairline, hairnet, hairpiece, hairpin, hairpin bend, hairpin loop, hair-raising, hair-salt, hair's-breadth, hairsplitter, hairsplitting, hairspring, hairstreak, hairstreak butterfly, hairstylist, hairtail, hair-tailed mole, hairtonic, hairworm, hairy ball, hairy cell leukemia, hairy darling pea, hairy finger grass, hairy golden aster, hairy honeysuckle, hairy lip fern, hairy root, hairy spurge, hairy tare, hairy tongue, hairy vetch, hairy willowherb, hairy wood mint, hairy-legged vampire bat

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1. Annoyingly complicated. "dwim is incredibly hairy."

2. Incomprehensible. "dwim is incredibly hairy."

3. Of people, high-powered, authoritative, rare, expert, and/or incomprehensible. Hard to explain except in context: "He knows this hairy lawyer who says there's nothing to worry about." See also hirsute.

The adjective "long-haired" is well-attested to have been in slang use among scientists and engineers during the early 1950s; it was equivalent to modern "hairy" and was very likely ancestral to the hackish use. In fact the noun "long-hair" was at the time used to describe a hairy person. Both senses probably passed out of use when long hair was adopted as a signature trait by the 1960s counterculture, leaving hackish "hairy" as a sort of stunted mutant relic.

4. hairy ball.

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