baby hair

plural baby hairs

Definition of baby hair

: short fine hair that grows along a person's hairline Many women of color with natural hair and coarser coils use a styling gel pomade to slick down their unruly baby hairs since that hair is usually a softer texture and shorter than the rest.— Maya Allen Her long brunette locks had been pulled back in a sleek high ponytail, with a few baby hairs coming loose near her temples.— Ava Bennet … using toothbrushes or oversize boar bristle brushes for styling baby hair.— Tembe Denton-Hurst

First Known Use of baby hair

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baby hair was in 1976

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“Baby hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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