See also: Husky

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

husky (comparative huskier, superlative huskiest)

  1. (of a voice) Hoarse and rough-sounding.
  2. (US) Burly, stout.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hamlin Garland and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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?), Train Simulator Video Game tutorial, 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Some swains have sown before: but most have found
      A husky harvest from the grudging ground.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

 
Two Alaskan huskies in harness

husky (plural huskies)

  1. Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
Alternative formsEdit
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit
  • Husky (an Eskimo person; an Eskimo language) (dated)
  • Eskimo
TranslationsEdit
See alsoEdit

CzechEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

husky

  1. husky (breed of dog)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

husky

  1. (informal) Diminutive of husy
DeclensionEdit

See huska

SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English husky

NounEdit

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

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From English husky

NounEdit

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

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

husky m (plural huskys)

  1. husky (dogs)