anthro

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

anthro (countable and uncountable, plural anthros)

  1. (informal) anthropology
    • 1988 September 9, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
      I gather the phrase is used in lieu of some more practical benefit, e.g., a "job," which, as holders of English lit and anthro degrees can tell you, isn't necessarily part of the program.
    • 1992, Ann Wilson, Fearful Symmetry[1]:
      Unlikely as it seemed, he might somehow return to the Empire, and if that happened, any information he could bring back would be valuable to the socio and anthro specialists.
  2. (informal) An anthropomorphic character.
    • 2012, Lindsay Cibos, ‎Jared Hodges, Draw More Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic Fantasy Creatures
      Extra animals add complexity, but the benefit is that you're more likely to create a unique new character. There's hundreds of wolf anthros, but how many zebra-striped pig-tigers are there?

Adjective[edit]

anthro (not comparable)

  1. (informal) anthropomorphic
    • 2004, Brad Guigar, The everything cartooning book (page 146)
      They are to anthro cartoonists what Trekkies are to Star Trek, gathering for special conventions that feature anthro cartoons and cartoonists.