n., adj. In the broadest definition, someone who finds the idea of anthropomorphic (humanlike) animals, in art, fiction, cartoons, costume, or other media, to be an appealing one. Furries are an extremely diverse group and no one furry may possess all, or any, of the traits typically associated with the group; furries can range from people who are fans of old Warner Bros. and Disney cartoons; people who enjoy portraying anthropomorphic animals in art; people who enjoy imagining what a future, past or alternative world might be like if humans were replaced with or accompanied by anthropomorphic animals; and people who like wearing costume tails, ears and/or animal mascot costumes, to those who feel spiritual connections to animals or to the animal form; those who admire the beauty, power, speed or grace of of the animal form; those who believe they have empathy with or can communicate with animals, for example people who work with them; people who have a great deal of respect for animal welfare; and people who find the concept of anthropomorphic animals enjoyable in a sexual way. (Amongst many, many other things.)

Those who do enjoy the erotic/adult side of furry are, like those who participate in any other sexual fetish or behaviour, almost always harmless in their indulgence of their fantasies, which usually involves erotic art and roleplay, and may involve consenting activities with fellow adults while in costume. Why people get uptight about what is such a cute, silly and affectionate expression of pleasure between two (or more) consenting adults when there's much worse out there to get worked up about such as child abuse, I'll never understand.

It's about fun, people. Try it sometime.
n. Furries often attend conventions.

adj. Furry art incoroprates many diverse forms of media.
by Spritedust May 15, 2004
1. To be covered in fur; fluffy; fuzzy.

2. Furry fandom. This is where this definition becomes a full out rant.

Furry fandom is something widely controversed.

To cover the most general of definitions, a person who is interested in (Note that I said interested in, not is sexually attracted to) anthropomorphic animals.

Some people believe that you are only a "Furry fan" unless furry is a lifestyle for you.

Still others believe that even if you don't know the meaning of the fandom, if you like anthro animals then you're a furry. To each his own.

Personally, I think it's about choice.

Many furries create alter-egos/roleplay characters/ect. that are often called "fursonas". Y'know, furry personas?

A lot of people assume all sorts of strange things about people who call themselves furries. I have personal experiance with this one, folks.

Let me tell you something: We are NORMAL PEOPLE. Some us are male, some female, some straight, some gay, some have jobs, some don't. We are not all automatically people who have sex in animal costumes. There certainly ARE some people like this within the fandom, but don't act like we are all the same. If it worked that way, then because Shakespear is dead, and some frogs are dead, then Shakespear was a frog.

I hope I have helped you instead of wasted your time, but that's my two cents.
My cat is really furry, but he sheds a lot.

I like furry art.
by Grey Eyed Spaz June 14, 2006
A subculture of people who are typically interested in anthropomorphism. There are three types:

Tier 1- Mildly interested. Probably don't own a fursuit. Like furry art and stories. Make up about 90% of furry population.

Tier 2- Highly interested. Most likely own a suit and have a fursona. A little weird, yes, but there are weirder things. Usually harmless, very social. Make up about 6% of furry population.

Tier 3- The general idea of furries to ignorant people. Those who take it too far. Believe themselves to be nonhuman and sometimes engage in sexual activity. It is this tier that began the negative portrayal of furries. Perhaps 4% make up the furry population.

That is all. And no, I'm not a furry, nor am I a furry hater.
A furry is a person who has an affinity for animals, but furries are often portrayed as bestial lowlifes, a sad stereotype that has unfortunately grown in the past few years.
by Jonesman August 31, 2010
Furries are Members of furry fandom.They Recive Alot of insults for reasons such as Stereotypes and the fact that they are different. Like most stereotypes they are not fact.
Furry stereotype: homosexuals who go to conventions so they can Have Sex With Each other.
Reality:

What happens at conventions: Furries go to Conventions to show off there art,stories and other creations they have made.

Sexuality of Furries: in various studies which asked Furries about there sexuality 30-51% Responded Hetrosexual, 19-25% Responded Homosexual and 37-48% responded Bisexual.

Fursuits: Furries wear Fursuits beacause it makes them feel unique . Some People make their own! A few people Auction off their fursuits and give the money to charity. Many furries are Party Entertainers for young children and wear there Fursuits to entertain. A fursuit costs around

400$ to 1,500$.

Social Aspect: Fur cons and Furfan Websites are a great way to make new friends. In a study, Furries who were in a Romantic Relationship (about 50% of those questioned) around 75% where dating someone who was a Furfan.
Furry: im going to have a great time at Califur!
Guy: Furries are gay.
Furry: I accept the things you like, Why don't you accept the things i like?
guy: What do i like that you accept?
Furry: For example you like wasting your life trolling.
by Furry13556 May 09, 2011
1. Covered in fur (i.e. a thick coat of fine hairs), like many mammalian species.
2. An anthropomorphized animal character, or an animalistic humanoid character. (Example: an anime catgirl.)
3. Media featuring characters as described in definition 2.
4. A fan of definition 2 and/or 3, especially online. Often misunderstood (and therefore mocked) as a sexual paraphilia and/or clinical zoanthropy, but rarely if ever actually "persecuted."
5. Pertaining to definition 4.
1. "I don't like Chinese Cresteds. A dog is supposed to be furry!"
2. "Does Kimahri Ronso count as a furry?"
3. "Foster's Spellsinger Saga is a furry series."
4. "Joe is a furry who usually plays a wolf on MMOs."
5. "I'm only going to that furry convention if you pay my way."
by Scirocco September 08, 2007
a furry is a member of the furry fandom, which is a fandom (fans of artwork) that centers around the appreciation of anthropomorphic animals or characters.
A person that shows interest in anthros can be considered a furry.
by loveded you December 15, 2009
A furry which has been stated in "Guinness Book of World Records 2008" is said to be a club genre for a subculture that enjoys dressing up as animals. "Furries" as they are known, meet at confurences and share their love of animal anthropomorphism - that is, the depiction of animals with human characteristics.
An anthropomorphism or "Furry" could be known as the rabbits in Richard Adams novel "Watership Down".
by santasia October 03, 2009
I'm a furry,so hear me out. There is no single definition of what a furry is. Some like to yiff,some like art,some like writing,some like playing online games.

groups:

1.Furverts. The kind that you find making yiffing videos on pr0n sites and such and often look at adult art.

2.Fursuiters. Those who wear animal costumes or just tails and ears.

3.Furries. Those who like art,stories,games,etc.

4. Otherkin. those who don't believe they're human in spirit.
Anti-fur: Why are you wearing a tail?

me:because I'm a furry.

Anti-fur:what's a furry?

Me:um, we are people who identity with animals.

anti-fur:OMG! You're one of those animal fuckers! Stay away from me!

me:Um, actually being a furry doesn't have anything to do with zoophilia.

anti-fur:pervert.
by Axelfox October 04, 2010

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