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hairy

(1)
Annoyingly complicated. "DWIM is incredibly hairy."

hairy

(2)
Incomprehensible. "DWIM is incredibly hairy."

hairy

(3)
Of people, high-powered, authoritative, rare, expert, and/or incomprehensible. Hard to explain except in context: "He knows this hairy lawyer who says there's nothing to worry about." See also hirsute.

The adjective "long-haired" is well-attested to have been in slang use among scientists and engineers during the early 1950s; it was equivalent to modern "hairy" and was very likely ancestral to the hackish use. In fact the noun "long-hair" was at the time used to describe a hairy person. Both senses probably passed out of use when long hair was adopted as a signature trait by the 1960s counterculture, leaving hackish "hairy" as a sort of stunted mutant relic.

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Russell says: "It starts off with me, then me with fake teeth and contact lenses, then I've got hair laid on to make my face look hairier.
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I've asked my father, and he told me the more you shave, the hairier your legs become.
Tonight's special brings us up to Australopithecus, basically just hairier versions of us who hadn't yet quite risen to the top of the food chain.
The Buk Book, although lifting much of this information from other sources, uncited, does provide some of those wilder, hairier anecdotes of the Rabelaisian Buk, but the "musings" seem largely a justification for the publishing of the outlandishly bawdy photos.
The hairier of the species has its work cut out for itself.
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