: specially favored : white-headed
used especially in the phrase fair-haired boy

Examples of fair-haired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each shows a fair-haired woman, finely dressed in a yellow satin jacket and seated at a table, with a pen in her right hand and a sheet of paper at the ready. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fair-haired was in 1597

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“Fair-haired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair-haired. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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