Nineteen people went to the hospital. Not a laughing matter. But the absurdity of seeing dozens of furries standing around in the Chicagoland cold, their fake-fur tails sticking out from ballroom gowns and coats, was just too much for Mika. She ran off the set with a severe case of the church giggles. Suddenly, furries are everywhere, and not just on the news. Last Friday, my friend Scott Briggs, an architect who takes the New Jersey Transit daily to work in New York City, found himself sitting next to a man dressed in a shaggy fake-fur coat and a mascot dog head.
An animal character with human characteristics; most commonly refers to such characters created by members of the furry subculture. To have sex, to mate said of animals, especially foxes, or people dressed up as animals. Latest Popular Featured. Wiktionary Furry adjective Covered with fur, or with something resembling fur. Furry adjective Having both animal and human characteristics; of or related to the furry subculture. Furry noun An animal character with human characteristics; most commonly refers to such characters created by members of the furry subculture. Furry noun A member of the furry fandom.
The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. The term "furry fandom" is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the internet and at furry conventions. This led to the formation of a discussion group that met at science fiction conventions and comics conventions. The specific term furry fandom was being used in fanzines as early as , and had become the standard name for the genre by the mids, when it was defined as "the organized appreciation and dissemination of art and prose regarding 'Furries', or fictional mammalian anthropomorphic characters". During the s, furry fans began to publish fanzines, developing a diverse social group that eventually began to schedule social gatherings.
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