/ˈhɔsi / (say 'hawsee)

adjective (horsier, horsiest)
1. relating to, characteristic of, or of the nature of a horse or horses: horsy talk.
2. (of a person) dealing with, interested in, or devoted to horses, horseracing, etc.
3. Colloquial (of a person) large and supposedly horse-like in appearance or manner.
4. horsey.
{hors(e) + -y1}
horsiness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • horsy — 1590s, from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Horsiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • horsy — [hôr′sē] adj. horsier, horsiest 1. of, like, or suggesting a horse; esp., having large features and a big body that looks strong but awkward 2. a) connected with or fond of horses, fox hunting, or horse racing b) having the manners, attitudes,… …   English World dictionary

  • horsy — horsiness, n. /hawr see/, adj., horsier, horsiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a horse. 2. dealing with or interested in horses, horseback riding, fox hunting, horse racing, etc.: the horsy set in local society. 3. rather heavy and …   Universalium

  • horsy — horsey UK [ˈhɔː(r)sɪ] / US [ˈhɔrsɪ] or horsy UK / US adjective Word forms horsey : adjective horsey comparative horsier superlative horsiest informal 1) like a horse in some way 2) British enthusiastic about horses and sports involving horses …   English dictionary

  • horsy — adjective see horsey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horsy — 1. adjective a) Of or relating to horses. b) Of a person or people, involved in breeding or riding horses. 2. noun a) A childs term or name for a horse. When he got in the house, if Id left him to read his newspaper in quiet, then hed play horsey …   Wiktionary

  • horsy — Synonyms and related words: asinine, bovid, bovine, caprid, caprine, cowish, cowlike, deerlike, equestrian, equine, goatish, goatlike, hircine, hoggish, hoofed, mulish, ovine, piggish, ruminant, sheepish, sheeplike, swinish, ungulate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • horsy — see horsey …   English dictionary

  • horsy — hors·y || hÉ”rsɪ / hɔːs adj. of horses; of matters which pertain to horses (i.e. horseback riding, racing, etc.); resembling a horse, large and awkward (also spelled horsey) …   English contemporary dictionary

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