burly vs husky what difference

what is difference between burly and husky

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɜːli/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)li

Etymology 1

From Middle English burly, burely, borly, burlich, borlich, borlic (tall, stately), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Scots burely, burly (rough, stout, sturdy, strong). Perhaps from Old English *būrlīċ (noble, stately, literally bowerly), equivalent to bower +‎ -ly; or from Old English *byrlīċ (high, raised), from byre (raised area, mound), cognate with Old High German burlīh, purlīh (lofty, elevated, high, exalted), related to Old High German burjan (to raise, lift, push up). See burgeon.

Alternative forms

  • bowerly (dialectal)

Adjective

burly (comparative burlier, superlative burliest)

  1. (usually of a man) Large, well-built, and muscular.
    • She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
  2. (Britain, East End of London, slang) Great, amazing, unbelievable.
  3. (US, slang, surf culture and/or Southern California) Of large magnitude, either good or bad, and sometimes both.
Translations

Etymology 2

burl +‎ -y

Adjective

burly (comparative more burly, superlative most burly)

  1. Full of burls or knots; knotty.

Middle English

Adjective

burly

  1. Alternative form of burely


English

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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

Adjective

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 []
  3. Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
    • Some swains have sown before: but most have found
      A husky harvest from the grudging ground.
Derived terms
  • huskily
  • huskiness
Translations

Etymology 2

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

Noun

husky (plural huskies)

  1. Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
Alternative forms
  • huskie
Synonyms
  • polar dog
Related terms
  • Husky (an Eskimo person; an Eskimo language) (dated)
  • Eskimo
Translations
See also
  • husky on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • husky on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Czech

Etymology 1

Noun

husky

  1. husky (breed of dog)
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

husky

  1. (informal) Diminutive of husy
Declension

See huska

Synonyms
  • husy
  • husičky
Related terms
  • husa
  • huska
  • husička

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English husky

Noun

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

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

References

  • “husky” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English husky

Noun

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

  1. a husky (breed of dog)

Spanish

Noun

husky m (plural huskys)

  1. husky (dogs)

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