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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
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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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Furries are simply a group of ironicly humanistic people that enjoy animals and anthropomorphic art and litteature. Many are artists and writers themselves and I personaly hope they live on to bring new ideas to modern culture as it desperately needs them.

Socially speaking, Furries are generaly more liberal then you would expect. So you come across a lot of things that would shock most people... things like erotic art (yiff), gays and straight people acutally getting along, and a general acceptance of different religions including paganism, atheism, and yes even Christianity. Because of this, furries are subject to a lot of "trolling" on the internet and even by media in a few instances. This has made several, especially young, furs self-conscious and has led to the stereotype of having a persecution complex.

Most of the furs I know are over that, most attempts of "fur-bashing" are laughable at best. And in the end the only real threat to the fandom is on the internet... big deal right? And all the things that are "wrong" with the fandom are almost part of it's charm, if that makes any kind of sense.
furry is fun, lighten up :3
by Richard, Rimpala, Thomas April 19, 2006
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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