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Etymology 1

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

Adjective

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  1. (Articlesof a voice) hoarse and rough-sounding
  2. (ArticlesUS) burly, stout
    • Hamlin Garland
      You look like a good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}}
    • 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 .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}}
  3. Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
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Etymology 2

Shortening of husky dog, where husky is ultimately from the same Old Template:Moe root as [[Eskimo#|Eskimo]].

Noun

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Two Alaskan huskies in harness
Husky (plural [[huskies#|huskies]])
  1. Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
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