domestic shorthair

noun

Definition of domestic shorthair

: american shorthair broadly : a short-haired domestic cat especially of unknown pedigree

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The kitten is 7 weeks old and is a mix — a domestic shorthair and orange tabby, according to officials at the rescue group. Washington Post, "Tiffany Trump adopts a cat from a D.C. humane rescue group," 11 Sep. 2019 While investigating allegations of domestic abuse in June, police learned from Soto that Spaulding was possibly neglecting his two pets — a pregnant pitbull who hadn't been fed in four days, and a domestic shorthair cat named Mac. Bethany Freudenthal, USA TODAY, "Man accused of force-feeding meth to cat used kitten in extortion attempt, court docs show," 27 Aug. 2019 Investigators learned that Spaulding was also neglecting his dog and male domestic shorthair cat. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "New Mexico man accused of 'forcibly' feeding meth to his cat," 14 Aug. 2019 While investigating those allegations, police learned that Spaulding was possibly neglecting his two pets – a dog and male domestic shorthair cat. Lucas Peerman, USA TODAY, "New Mexico man choked a cat, fed it meth, abused his girlfriend, police say," 13 Aug. 2019 Animal: Princess, 10-month-old, 7-pound, female domestic shorthair cat with a brown tabby coat. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Young mom kitten looking for home," 22 July 2019 Animal: Mia, 1-year-old domestic shorthair; ID No. 570865. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kitty looking for home with plenty of playtime," 15 July 2019 The 2-year-old female, grey tabby domestic shorthair cat. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "Meet Joy, Frank and 500 animals ready for adopting at Best Friends Super Adoption this weekend," 18 June 2019 Laney, 1, is a 7 1/2-pound spayed female domestic shorthair. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Laney," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of domestic shorthair

1935, in the meaning defined above

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