Adjective: An anthropomorphic subject; that is, a fictional character or concept that blends non-human characteristics with human characteristics.

The term is commonly referred to as 'Furry', because many easy examples can be made by thinking of popular animal-anthropomorphic characters, both in children's media (Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, etc.) and adult's media. (Anime 'cat' girls, Playboy 'bunnies', etc.)

Technically, although it may be stretching a little, the term 'Furry' can be applied to anything that combines the two human and non-human characteristics, and need not necessarily be limited to mammalian (The roaches in 'Joe's Apartment', mythical creatures such as dragons or unicorns) or even zoocentric (The computer programs in 'Tron' and 'Reboot'. Transformers) qualities.

Noun: A fan of furry subjects in culture, art, and literature. Some Furry (fans) are also Fursuiters, people who like to dress up as anthropomorphic characters.

The term 'Furry' is not forward-or-backward-inclusive with such terms as Plushophile, Fursuiter, and Zoosexual. A person can be a furry fan without being a Plushophile, and likewise, a Zoosexual may not consider themselves a Furry.

Some Furries like to mix in a little erotica with their fascination of furry culture, but that's just human nature. Not much different then the way some people attach a little sensuality to their cars or power hardware.
Adj: Bugs Bunny is an example of a Furry character.

Noun: I like reading about Furries and collecting artwork. I am a Furry.
by Anonymous March 22, 2003
1. adj.
a. Covered in fur.
b. Similar in texture or appearance to fur.

2. n. An anthromorphic animal.

3. n. A person who is to any degree interested in (read: not necessarily wants to yiff) animals, which can range from animals with the ability to speak to those with very humanlike bodies.
Some furries are quite fond of (read again: not always yiff) plushies and, less commonly, dressing up in a fursuit that either depicts their fursona/favorite animal or just a giant plushie.
Many tend to write stories/poetry about or draw their fursona or any other anthromorphic creature. Some, I may add, are quite good at it.
Any other sub-culture on this planet is just as prone or moreso to harm children as furries are, so why and how the "all furries are dangerious to children" rumor has spread remains unknown.
Note that not all furries are disgusting middle aged men who are unemployed and create a better imaginary self-image for the sake of getting some cyber action. Some are young, successful, and have no problems with their image.

Note: Most people seem to agree on all definitions but the last, thusly, the particular entry contains much greater detail than the other two.
1. Wow, that dog is furry!

2. Redwall has many furry characters.

3. I am furry, hear me roar!
by IntVSyou August 16, 2005
A person who belongs to a relatively small subculture of people who enjoy anthropomorphic animals. Anthropomorphic animals are fictional animals that have humanlike bodies and/or minds; the term “furry” is also used to describe such creatures.

Because of the wide range of preferences and opinions within the culture, furries tend to disagree on what establishes a person as a furry. To some it means having a spiritual connection to animals; some believe it depends solely on having a sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animals; others claim that a furry is any person who likes some kind of “anthro” animal, such as a cartoon character.

People who identify themselves as furries will often create anthro characters to represent themselves. The most common species are wolves and foxes, though a furry character can be any type of animal, even a mythical one such as a griffin or a dragon. These alternate personas (playfully called fursonas) are displayed proudly by their creators through art. Furry art is made in various styles and forms of media. Though sometimes controversial within the fandom, it is true that a great deal of these artworks are sexual.

Though most furry-related activity occurs on the internet as art, role-playing games, and chat rooms, there are also several furry conventions held. A small percentage of furries will wear full body costumes to these conventions. These costumes are based on their wearer's fursona and are called fursuits, and those who wear them are called fursuiters. Fursuiters and many furries who attend conventions are often considered “geeky” and obsessive about the furry fandom and “geeky” things in general; however, these assertions are not true of the entire fandom. Most furries are not obsessive and have other hobbies and interests.

Some frustrating misconceptions towards furries is that they engage in beastiality and that they have sex while wearing fursuits. These allegations are very untrue with the exception of a very small number of people. It is true, however, that most male furries are gay or bisexual. Most furries are essentially ordinary people who live normal lives.
I'm a furry and I'd rather be an anthropomorphic wolf than a human.
by Ghost That Never Lies May 12, 2007
a group of people that are into anthro art(art based on humanoid animals). a smaller group of wich go to cons and dress up in their fursuits (suits made to look like their fursonas). contrary to how media portrays them not all of them are into yiff, and pretty much all of them are not 40yr-old virgin as shown in one episode of CSI, as mos of the range from 15/16 to 25. they are also pretty pleasant to be around unlike what youd see on the news. those guys deserve to be troll'd. you also wouldnt know they were furries unless they told you they were,theyre normal people, they could even be your best friend and you wouldnt know because of the flak they get.
keep an open mind towards furries and dont be a sub-culture nazi
by that one preson September 19, 2010
n. An anthropomorphic animal that has a basic human body structure (stands upright, arms, legs, hands, ect.). Typically funny animals are considered a separate thing as they are used almost solely for humour only and are not portrayed as either serious beings, plausible, or science fiction/fantasy creatures. There is still a fine line between the two definitions.
Those otters with human-like arms and legs in that drawing are furries.
by Caoimhin June 16, 2008
A furry is an anthropomorphic animal character. Some examples of anthropomorphic characters would be cartoon animals featured in animation, such as Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny. Some may also appear as mascots or advertising characters, like the Exxon Tiger or McGruff the Crime Dog. On the other end of the spectrum, furries can be talking animals featured in fairy tales, such as Aesop's Fables or literature, such as Watership Down.

The fans of anthropomorphic animal art and writing are also sometimes referred to as furries.

Furry fandom is defined as the appreciation, promotion, and production of stories and art about anthropomorphic animals, as well as the exploration, interpretation and examination of humanity and human values through anthropomorphic expression. There are about a dozen yearly furry conventions across the United States, which feature events such as art shows, discussion panels, and charity auctions.
Furry fans have raised thousands of dollars for animal-related charities over the past five years.
by Reborn The Definition December 19, 2004
Furry is a rather diverse sub-culture. The stereotypical view of Furry is that it is "a bunch of people having it in costumes". As with most stereotypical views, this is an incorrect view of Furry.
Furry is a sub-culture in which the "members" have some connection with anthropomorphics. This can be in many ways, as roleplaying,anthro art, fur-suiting, feeling they have the spirit or soul of an animal etc. Furries vary, they are male and female, come from all continents, all age groups etc.
Back to the stereotype. As I said, this is an incorrect view of Furry. Though this is not something all Furries take part in there are a small proportion who do so. Anything to do with sex in Furry is called yiff. In the '90s there was a sudden uprise of yiff art on the internet. Most of this has gone now, but this image of Furry remains.
He was well known for being a Furry, as he wore a tail around everywhere.
by WolfieX April 26, 2006

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