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
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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
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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.
by Anonymous March 22, 2003
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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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People who like dressing up as anthropomorphic animals. Yes, they are all human and honestly as long as you don't go to the deep side (where all of them have sex in Murrsuits) then you'll be safe! most of them are actually really nice,smart and creative!
Person 1: "Ewww Furries"
Person 2: "They aren't that bad man..."
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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
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