husky

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhʌs.ki/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌski

Etymology 1[edit]

From husk +‎ -y; in relation to voice, from the sense "dry as a husk" or "tough as a husk".

Adjective[edit]

husky (comparative huskier, superlative huskiest)

  1. (of a voice) Hoarse and rough-sounding.
  2. (US) Burly, stout.
    • 1910, Hamlin Garland, Other Main-Travelled Roads
      You look like a good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard []
    • 1965, Popular Mechanics, September issue, page 22
      Word got around quickly that this plane, which has been flying since January, is bigger and huskier than our proposed C-5A []
    • (Can we date this quote by Train Simulator Video Game tutorial and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), page 14
      There's no yard power available for assignment today, so you'll be working with a husky GE ES44AC. []
  3. Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
    • 1697, “The First Book of the Georgics”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      Some swains have sown before: but most have found
      A husky harvest from the grudging ground.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of husky dog, where husky is ultimately from the same Old Montagnais root as Eskimo.

Noun[edit]

Two Alaskan huskies in harness

husky (plural huskies)

  1. Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
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  • Husky (an Eskimo person; an Eskimo language) (dated)
  • Eskimo
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Czech[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

husky

  1. husky (breed of dog)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

husky

  1. (informal) Diminutive of husy
Declension[edit]

See huska

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English husky

Noun[edit]

husky m (definite singular huskyen, indefinite plural huskyer, definite plural huskyene)

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English husky

Noun[edit]

husky m (definite singular huskyen, indefinite plural huskyar, definite plural huskyane)

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

husky m (plural huskys)

  1. husky (dogs)