exotic shorthair

noun

Definition of exotic shorthair

: any of a breed of stocky short-haired domestic cats developed in the U.S. by crossing American shorthairs and Persians

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Recent Examples on the Web Banned cats are Burmese, exotic shorthair, Himalayan and Persian. cleveland.com, "United Airlines sets new pet transport policy: What you need to know," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of exotic shorthair

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Exotic shorthair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exotic%20shorthair. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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