Definitions starting with F

ID #3643

feather

v. 1. [OED idem obs. except dial.] (of birds) to get feathers: Those chicks beginning to feather (Nassau). (Black)

2. [probably by semantic extension of def. 1, but cf PEATHER n.] to reach puberty. (Black)

-n. [OED, a tuft or ridge of hair on horses or humans; cf. Haitian plim feather; body hair HCEFD] facial and body hair, especially of adolescents: He getting little feathers (Exuma).

Tags: anatomy, body part, hair, noun, semantic extension, sexuality, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-27 20:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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