furbaby

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See also: fur baby

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fur +‎ baby

Noun[edit]

furbaby (plural furbabies)

  1. (informal) A furry pet considered a child by a human.
    • 2007, Barbara Karmazin, Night Moves, Loose Id (2007), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      Mrs. Jackson still kept doggie biscuits in her pockets, even though her furbaby had died two months ago.
    • 2012, Marion Arnott, "Another One in from the Cold", in The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (ed. Marie O'Regan), Constable & Robinson (2012), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      As I took the satiny-furred cat into my arms, his purring ratcheted up a couple of notches. Brian stood looking at the two of us, grinning, then said of the malnourished creature, “I guess we have a furbaby!”
    • 2015, Kallypso Masters, Nobody's Dream, →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      He looked down at the puppy fast asleep in his arms. Maybe this furbaby would slow down the ticking of her biological clock, too.

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