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"Of or pertaining to a lair; lair-like." Supposedly UK usage. I am from there and have never heard it (but I'm quite familiar with the other UK sense, meaning something like "grumpy"). Equinox 00:46, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't think we use lairy in this sense, any more than we would use denny to mean "of or pertaining to a den". Of course, someone will now find some joke usage of both! Dbfirs 09:27, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense removed. —RuakhTALK 23:24, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


There's a good discussion of origins in More frantic semantics: further adventures in modern English by John Morrish, p90. Fences and windows 01:02, 22 November 2010 (UTC)