Husky vs Beefy - What's the difference?

husky | beefy |


As adjectives the difference between husky and beefy

is that husky is (of a voice) hoarse and rough-sounding while beefy is similar to, or tasting like beef.

As a noun husky

is any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.

husky

English

Etymology 1

; in relation to voice, from the sense "dry as a husk" or "tough as a husk".

Adjective

(er)
  • (of a voice) hoarse and rough-sounding
  • burly, thick; fat, overweight
  • * 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
  • Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
  • (Dryden)
    Derived terms
    * huskily

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of husky dog'', where ''husky is ultimately from the same Old (etyl) root as Eskimo.

    Noun

    (huskies)
  • Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs
  • Alternative forms
    * huskie
    Synonyms
    * polar dog
    See also
    * (wikipedia "husky") * (commonslite)

    beefy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Similar to, or tasting like beef.
  • Containing beef.
  • (informal) Strong or muscular.
  • The barman was a big, beefy guy with his sleeves rolled up and tattoos on his arms.
  • (informal) Sturdy; robust.
  • The software slows down even a beefy computer.