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.]

1.

Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

2.

Rough and coarse; boorish.

[R.]

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

3. Bot.

Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs.

Gray.

4. Zool.

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

 

© Webster 1913.

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