- The definition of hirsute is hairy or having bristles.
An example of something hirsute is a raccoon.
A hirsute young man.
Origin of hirsuteClassical Latin hirsutus ; from hirtus, bristly, akin to hircus: see hircine
- Covered with hair; hairy.
- Biology Covered with stiff or coarse hairs.
Origin of hirsuteLatin hirsūtus, hairy, bristly.
Considerably more formal than everyday hairy.
From Latin hirsūtus (“shaggy, hairy”).