horny

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English[edit]

A horny male Nubian ibex.

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horny ‎(comparative hornier, superlative horniest)

  1. Hard or bony, like an animal's horn.
    • 1951, C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Collins, 1998, Chapter 6,
      Two Dwarfs were at the bellows, another was holding a piece of red-hot metal on the anvil with a pair of tongs, a fourth was hammering it, and two, wiping their horny little hands on a greasy cloth, were coming forward to meet the visitors.
  2. Having horns
    "In 1997, 4th and 5th grade Waterville Elementary students told me they saw Short-horned lizards (commonly known as Horny toads) all around their area." http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/projects/waterville/begin.html
  3. (informal, vulgar) Sexually aroused.
    That girl makes me feel horny.
    • 1949, Henry Miller, Sexus:
      Her thick, gurgling voice saying...: "Get it in all the way... please, please do... I’m horny."
    • 1971 October, Black World, page 65/1:
      Ain’t that the horny bitch that was grindin with the blind dude.

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