exotic shorthair


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

Examples of exotic shorthair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The black exotic shorthair, a wheezy female with a squashed face and soulful orange eyes, is named for Owens, says his partner, Brittany Means, whose tweet about Jeff and Baby Jeff went viral this past spring. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 24 Oct. 2022 Liu’s cats, one Siamese cat and two exotic shorthair cats, have been with her for around six years. Jane Li, Quartz, 29 Sep. 2021 Banned cats are Burmese, exotic shorthair, Himalayan and Persian. cleveland.com, 12 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exotic shorthair was in 1974

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“Exotic shorthair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exotic%20shorthair. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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