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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Origin uncertain. Perhaps imitative.

NounEdit

murr (plural murrs)

  1. (obsolete) A catarrh. [from 15th–18th c.]
    • 1597, Don Richardo de Medico campo [pseudonym; Richard Lichfield], The Trimming of Thomas Nashe Gentleman, London: Printed [by Edward Allde] for Philip Scarlet, OCLC 216582616; republished as J[ohn] P[ayne] C[ollier], editor, The Trimming of Thomas Nashe Gentleman (Miscellaneous Tracts, Temp. Eliz. & Jac. I), [London: s.n.], 1870, OCLC 906194670, page 7:
      [...] I like not his countenance; I am afraid he labours of the venereall murre.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.12:
      With them a Phthysique or consumption of the lungs is but an ordinary cough: A dysentery or bloody flux but a distemper of the stomacke; A pleurisie but a cold or murre; and as they gently name them so they easily endure them.
    • John Skelton
      The woodhack that singeth 'chur', / Hoarsely, as he had the murr [...]

Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

NounEdit

murr (plural murrs)

  1. (onomatopoeia, colloquial, furry fandom) A purr (produced by any animal).
    • 2003 March 30, "NallTWD" (username), FUR: "Boston Blues" (M/F- Lions), in fur.stories.erotica, Usenet:
      Raion let out a contented murr, []
    • 2004, "Claudia" (username), STORY: The Three Sisters, part 8 ( Transform, Girl into Horse ), in alt.sex.stories, Usenet:
      Cathy rroww'ed like a cat in heat as her tom mated her, her breasts pressed deeply into the mattress, orgasming with a contented murr as the tom fertilized her []
    • 2007, Teiran, The Hero, page 150:
      The hyena let out a soft murr as the fox's paw gently rubbing in small circles across his forehead and down his neck. The gentle scratching felt good, so the hyena leaned into the paw.

VerbEdit

murr (third-person singular simple present murrs, present participle murring, simple past and past participle murred)

  1. (onomatopoeia, colloquial, of a person or animal, especially furry fandom) To purr.
    • 1989, Dawn Borrelli, Kate, page 101:
      The cat murred and purred and tried to lick his face and David was filled with such happiness. All the doubts and misgivings of the past few hours fled and all that he knew was that Kate, his love and his life, was back with him.
    • 1995 January 5, "Anne-Lise Pasch" (username), STORY: Retribution, in alt.fan.furry, Usenet:
      She murred in satisfaction.
    • 2002, September 2, "sahd_ryoken" (username), *murrs* no shirt, jean shorts, and one hot dragon, in alt.fan.dragons, Usenet

AdjectiveEdit

murr

  1. (slang, of a person or animal, furry fandom) Having sexual appeal, sexy.
    • 2002 November 14, "Khaki Wolf" (username), FUR Genengineering Tank (M/ Direwolf) - garmtank_work.jpg (1/1), in fur.artwork.erotica, Usenet:
      Nice picture. I love the details on everything, and the shading is wonderful. He's very murr.
    • 2002 November 3, "Lukos", in FuRe: Jay (Male/Tame/Fanart), in fur.artwork.erotica, Usenet:
      Yew rox0rs....p.b. and Jay are murr. DO P.B.!
      Lukos
      "Darkan" [] wrote in message []
      > A little fanart of Jay from Daria McGrain's 'Genus Male' comic. I like P.B.
      > better tho, and will draw him soon.
    • 2003 October 12, "Darkone" (username), Fur: Teeming with Vermin(m/2 pics/not really tame), in fur.artwork.erotica, Usenet:
      Great pics, very murr :)

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

murr

  1. Imperative singular of murren.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of murren.