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Meaning of HUSKY

Pronunciation:  'huskee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
  2. [adj]  deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
  3. [adj]  muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; (`buirdly' is a Scottish term; "a buirdly lad of twelve")

HUSKY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: beefy, buirdly, burly, cacophonic, cacophonous, Eskimo dog, gruff, hoarse, robust, strapping
 See Also: working dog



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Husk"y\, a. [From {Husk}, n.]
    Abounding with husks; consisting of husks. --Dryden.
  2. \Hus"ky\, a. [Prob. for husty; cf. OE. host cough, AS.
    hw[=o]sta; akin to D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel.
    h[=o]sti. See {Wheeze}.]
    Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
  3. \Hus"ky\, a.
    Powerful; strong; burly. [Colloq., U. S.]
          A good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard. --Hamlin
  4. \Hus"ky\, n.; pl. {-kies}. [Cf. {Eskimo}.]
    1. An Eskimo; also, an Eskimo dog.
    2. The Eskimo language.
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