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. An anthropomorphic animal or cartoon character such as Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse. So-called "funny animals," although not necessarily cartoon characters.

2. A fan of artwork and stories about anthropomorphic animals. Someone who draws animal-headed people.
I saw a movie this weekend that had furry characters in it. (def. 1)

The charity auction at the furry convention raised over $8,000 for a ferret shelter. (def. 2)
by Pocket Full Of Furries December 19, 2004
Someone who enjoys writing long, boring, apologetic definitions for their fursuit fetish.
Furry: What is it to be a furry? It is not a simple term to define. One has to consider, naturally, the anthropomorphic quality inherent in most instances of the proclivity, but really, it is more of a philosophy, a basic way of seeing a different form for yourself. That vision can be expressed in various ways, from artistry and poetic invention to socialization with like-minded folks. Generally, tbey share an interest in literature and imagery containing antrhopomorphic creatures. Most furries are pretty normal people, but in some cases...

Cynic: Dude, you get off dry humping people while wearing a fuzzy mascot suit and looking at doodled pictures of cat people.

Furry: W...what?

Cynic: Jeez, don't worry about it; whatever turns you on. I kind of like fat chicks. Just show some courtesy and shut up about it, ok? I don't go around saying that I've had some sort of intellectual revelation after I've shagged a whale.

Furry: *sniffle* But I don't...I mean, I mostly just appreciate the art and...

Cynic: Pardon me while I go appreciate some art "depicting" a BBW eating pork rinds and Twinkies off her belly.

Furry: You're sick.

by Alfred F. June 28, 2007
1. (n) An anthropomorphic animal; art could be tame or NSFW
2. (n) Someone who portrays themself in art as an anthropomorphic animal, usually their own creation or fursona
1. That is such a cute furry!
2. I'm a furry. My fursona is a blue cat with a white underbelly and a rainbow tail.
by PawPrint October 06, 2013
1. having a lot of hair
2. a fandom of people who take an interest in anthropomorphic art or literature of any sort be it poems, stories, animations, or drawings.

Being a Furry ,however, doesn't make you a zoophile and you do not need to have a "Fursona". Each Furry is different just like everyone not in the fandom. Some chose to dress up in costumes representing animals, they are called, "FurSuitors".
People who dress as animals are furries. The Ursa Major is a Furry award.
by BiPi February 09, 2010
People who are into anthropomorphic animals. Animals that have human characteristics. May have sexual, romantic or no attraction to them. Furries join the fandom through costume, art, song, writing, and all sorts of art forms, and may create a 'fursona'. Their sexual interest in humans also relates to what they would be attracted on anthropomorphic animals. Some are exclusively attracted to furries only and some are not. Some are attracted to real animals which is zoophilia, and some are not. Just like real people, some of them are bad, some of them are fine.
"My son Cameron told me he wants to be a furry yesterday… He said he wanted to go to conventions in costume and that the people in the hobby are friendly to him and that the suit helps him be himself."

"I had a cousin who was a furry… He got arrested for animal abuse because he was openly having sex with his pets in his fursuits. The police also found many pictures of cartoon animals having sex, and emails to his online friends trading him pictures of each other having sex with their pets and arrested his friends as well."
by JHollyWood August 10, 2014
A highly misunderstood fandom. A lot of non-furries believe that all furries have sex with everybody. Even the media is saying stuff like this. Although this is not true, people still think that they do, and it's not right at all. That's like saying every webpage on the internet has something to do with porn.
I'm furry and I'm proud! don't like it? I don't give a shit.
John:I'm a furry and I'm proud!
Bob:You are a fur-fag
John:I don't give a crud of what you have to say about me.
by RosemaryEmber November 20, 2012
Firstly, there are furries and there are Furries. The former term is simply anyone who is fascinated by anthropomorphic animals in media. May watch many Disney movies or read Redwall or similar novel series often. While they are strange, they can usually still function normally in regular life, as it doesn't take more than the role of a hobby or an interest. Then, there are the Furries. There is no way to completely describe them all. However, it is safe to say that they are an extreme version of Furries. Their interest in anthropomorphic animals is an obsession; and, as with any other obsession, hurts their social skills with normal people (who, by the way, they call "mundanes," implying that they are somehow more interesting than a sane person.) They may believe that they are part animal, an animal in a human's body, or were previously an animal (note however, they were always something "cute" or "magestic." They are never voles or rats. This may stem from a negative self image.) They also produce some of the most disturbing pornography on the internet, "furry porn," where the animals "yiff" (euphemism for sex). However, since there is no real-life "yiffing," all of this porn is usually in hentai format (i.e.-drawn). Many Furries fantasize about anthropomorphic animals from many children's movies. However, they are also extremely vocal about their perversions, which sets them up as easy targets. What makes it even easier is the fact that it is as easy to hurt their feelings as an emo kid's. Because it is easy to make fun of a furry, something awful "goons" and portal of evil forum members (admittedly neither forum can brag of having particularly intelligent or unintelligent posters) have a field day whenever a furry wanders into a chatroom wherever said members are chatting.
Furry: "Who wants to see half-Lion and half-Bunny yiff? If you do, come to my site. No furry haters please!"
Me: "I don't think posting on something awful is a very good way for a furry to avoid ridicule."
by master of everything March 01, 2005

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