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furry

noun
An enthusiast for animal characters with human characteristics. In particular, a person who adopts this persona online, or dressing up in a fursuit in person at conventions. Occasionally used in sexual contexts.
 
"I walked into Comic-Con expecting to see anime costumes, but all I saw were furries."
Etymology : Metonymy derived from the "fursuits" that furries tend to wear when in character.
Source : 2017, on reddit.com.
Last modified: 11 December 2018