hired gun = H = HLL

hirsute adj.

Occasionally used humorously as a synonym for hairy.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Hir*sute" (?), a. [L. hirsutus; prob. akin to horridus horrid. Cf. Horrid.]


Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.


Rough and coarse; boorish.


Cynical and hirsute in his behavior. Life of A. Wood.

3. Bot.

Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs.


4. Zool.

Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of certain birds.


© Webster 1913.

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