Husky definition

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Resembling a husk.
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Hoarse or rough in quality.

A voice husky with emotion.

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Sounding deep and hoarse; rough.

A husky voice.

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Strongly built; burly.
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A dog of any of various compact, thick-coated Arctic breeds developed as sled dogs, especially the Siberian husky.
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Husky means sounding hoarse, or being heavy built.

An example of something husky is a voice of a person with a cold.

An example of a husky person is someone who is a bit overweight.

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The definition of a Husky is an Arctic sled dog.

An example of a Husky is the Greenland Husky.

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Containing husks.
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Heavily built.

Clothing sizes for husky boys.

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A husky person.
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A dog of any of several breeds for pulling sleds in the Arctic; esp., the Siberian husky.
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Big and strong; robust; burly.
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Wide in girth in proportion to height.
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Full of, containing, or consisting of husks.
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Like a husk.
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(informal) A husky person.
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(of a voice) Hoarse and rough-sounding.
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Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.

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Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
husky
Plural:
huskies

Adjective

Base Form:
husky
Comparative:
huskier
Superlative:
huskiest

Origin of husky

  • Probably from shortening and alteration of Eskimo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from husk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From husk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of husky dog, where husky is ultimately from the same Old Montagnais root as Eskimo.

    From Wiktionary

  • husk +‎ -y; in relation to voice, from the sense "dry as a husk" or "tough as a husk".

    From Wiktionary