Origin of hirsuteClassical Latin hirsutus from hirtus, bristly, akin to hircus: see hircine
A hirsute young man.
The definition of hirsute is hairy or having bristles.
An example of something hirsute is a raccoon.
- 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”).
- There is usually little hair on the face, but chest, legs and fore-arms are generally hirsute, the hair short and crisp.
- They occupy the extreme east limits of Papuan territory and are usually classified as Melanesians; but they are physically superior to the pure examples of that race, combining their dark colour, harsh hirsute skin, crisp hair, which is bleached with lime and worn in an elaborately trained mop, and muscular limbs, with the handsome features and well proportioned bodies of the Polynesians.