domestic shorthair


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Animal: Palmier, a 10-week-old female, domestic shorthair blend cat. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2023 The 5-year-old domestic shorthair kitty was originally rescued by the Arizona Humane Society as an injured stray in October. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 31 Dec. 2022 The two domestic shorthair brown tabbies are brothers who have been together their whole lives prior to being surrendered to the Arizona Humane Society in October when their owner could no longer afford to care for them. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 9 Dec. 2022 The 3-year-old domestic shorthair brown tabby was a stray prior to being rescued by the Arizona Humane Society. The Arizona Republic, 23 Dec. 2022 At seven years old, the domestic shorthair gray tabby has needed a bit of time to adjust since coming to the Arizona Humane Society in early November of this year. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2022 This was the situation for Daisy, a 3-year-old domestic shorthair kitty. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 12 Nov. 2022 Animal: Jax, 3 1/2-year-old, 12-pound, male, domestic shorthair cat. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2022 Seline is an absolutely gorgeous 5-year-old domestic shorthair brown tabby that was surrendered to AHS when her owner moved and unfortunately could not bring her along. The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of domestic shorthair was in 1935

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“Domestic shorthair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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