husk·y1 / ˈhəskē/ • adj. (husk·i·er, husk·i·est) 1. (of a voice or utterance) sounding low-pitched and slightly hoarse.2. strong; hefty: Patrick looked a husky, strong guy.3. like or consisting of a husk or husks.DERIVATIVES: husk·i·ly / ˈhəskəlē/ adv.husk·i·ness n.husk·y2 (also hus·kie) • n. (pl. husk·ies) a powerful dog of a breed with a thick double coat that is typically gray, used in the Arctic for pulling sleds.