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
A person that shows interest (some to a lot) in anthropomorphic animals, or "anthro" animals, meaning human-like. There's been a lot of speculation that all furries are sex-crazed maniacs. This is not true. While there are people like that out there (about 1/10th of the fandom), this cannot be proven, as how diverse human personalities are. A lot of furries like to draw and create art. Others create or wear fursuits, write stories/poetry, or just like to hang out with other furries. All (Or a lot of) furries have their own furry persona, or "fursona," which could vary from a fox or dog, to a dragon or lizard. Some fursonas are pokemon or digimon. What you call those kinds of furs would be "poke-furs," or "digi-furs."

There are over 40 annual furry conventions worldwide, or "furcons," the largest being "Anthrocon," in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, furries meet up and do things like browse art, hold charity auctions (sometimes), create art, crafts, music, or literature, and play video games (Just to name a few. Depending on which convention, they might have different things on offer).

Most furries just like to have fun, and that's what the fandom's about (Well, that and anthropomorphic characters).
"I'm proud to be a furry, and no one can change that."
"She attended the furry convention."
"He likes to draw furry art, like this cute fox."
by 17lucarional December 06, 2014
A f***ing fagget
A furry made dog p***
by insta: fnaf_foxy__thepiratefox March 05, 2015
"Furry" as a noun refers to a wide range of individuals who essentially have an attraction to animals (predominantly fictional anthropomorphic animals) that goes beyond social norms. This attraction may be as benign and innocent as collecting artwork, media, or figurines featuring anthropomorphic animals such as Disney characters (Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, etc), or as malignant as believing they are an animal trapped in human form, often acting inappropriately upon underlying paraphilias that result in sodomy and even bestiality, and everything else within this spectrum. They may or may not engage in "fursuiting", or the wearing of mascot-type suits that represent anthropomorphic or pseudo-realistic animals, and may utilise Furry-specific language, often mimicking animals sounds or using animals names as substitution for existing words. (Oh my Dog! This is Horseome! Yiff! etc.)

As individuals, they predominantly consist either of the academically challenged, socially awkward, emotionally stunted, or the morally bereft (or any combination of these) in various degrees, with the overwhelming majority of them having a commonality of being sexually depraved. This results in a highly sexualised "culture" within Furries, as demonstrated by the vast libraries of anthropomorphic and "feral" (ie bestial) pornographic imagery and writing. Many are ignorant of the concept of personal hygiene.
It is possible to find Furries who are in full possession of their faculties and not excessively sexual, but they are in the vast minority; some would argue that this minority are not actual Furries, since many believe that in order to be Furry, you must possess at least one of the aforementioned shortcomings, particularly in regards to sexual depravity. Others believe in order to be Furry, one must believe they are an animal other than human on some level.

There are many subtypes of Furries, including Bronies (Fans of My Little Pony), Anime cat-people, Ferals (non-anthropomorphic Furries, often confused for Zoophiles or Bestialists but often one or the other), and many others.

Generally, Furries are unreliable, irresponsible, highly emotional, and mentally unstable - often delusional. It is recommended to avoid relationships of any sort with Furries as they are highly volatile.

If you have artwork of an anthropomorphic Fox being sodomised by an anthropomorphic Wolf possessing grossly over-sized genitalia, you are probably a Furry.
by MFE777 January 10, 2014
People in animal suits that like to fuck each other
furries
by adreanthepomeranian January 25, 2015
A furry is a person who feels a bond with a certain species of animals and is active in conservation of wildlife and environment. Not to be confused with bestiality and zoophilia, Furries are usually found in parks or pubs being normal and earning money. Some furs will wear a fursuit or a tail, for example, but because there are many narrow-minded people many Furs are too scared to wear their Furry items in public. Being Furry is merely an expression of love for the animal kingdom.
I can't go out this weekend; I'm going out with my furry friends for a drink.
by Mosey July 22, 2004
these are people who like,no, LOVE to dress up as animals and go to conventions, they draw then fap to what they make
i cant
Furry:wanna be my friend?
non-furry:nope
*furry shows non-furry furry porn*
*non-furry kills himself*
A person who runs around the woods naked and rapes people repeatedly. Also known to jizz on unconscious animals. Favorite foods are berries and racoons with a side of shit on the side.
Wow that furry came out of the woods just now.
by doctor dickehad55 April 14, 2010

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