horny [hawr-nee] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective, horn·i·er, horn·i·est. consisting of a horn or a hornlike substance; corneous. having a horn or horns or hornlike projections; horned. hornlike as a result of hardening; callous: horny hands. Slang: Vulgar.
- sexually excited.
Archaic. semiopaque or somewhat translucent, like horn.
Origin of horny Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at, Related formshorn·i·ly, adverbhorn·i·ness, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for horniness Contemporary Examples of horniness
Horniness packs side-by-side by with a deeper loneliness along the walls of The Park.
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British Dictionary definitions for horniness horny adjective hornier or horniest of, like, or hard as horn having a horn or horns slang
- sexually aroused
- provoking or intended to provoke sexual arousal
- sexually eager or lustful
Derived Formshornily, adverbhorniness, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for horniness horny adj.
“lustful, sexually aroused,” definitely in use 1889, perhaps attested as early as 1863; from late 18c. slang expression to have the horn, suggestive of male sexual excitement (but eventually applied to women as well); see(n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper horniness in Medicine horny [hôr′nē] adj. Made of horn or a similar substance. Tough and calloused, as of skin. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.