American wirehair


Definition of American wirehair

: any of an uncommon breed of medium to large cats that have a dense, short coat of fur made up of hairs having a crinkled, bent, or hooked appearance

Note: The American wirehair arose as a spontaneous mutation in the 1960s in upstate New York.

… Frizz, the top-winning American wirehair cat in the U.S. …— Mary Daniels, Chicago Tribune, 15 Mar. 1992

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First Known Use of American wirehair

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“American wirehair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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