long·​hair | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌher How to pronounce longhair (audio) \

Definition of longhair

1 : an impractical intellectual
2 : a person of artistic gifts or interests especially : a lover of classical music
3 : a person with long hair especially : hippie
4 or less commonly long-hair or longhaired cat : a domestic cat having long outer fur

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Other Words from longhair

long-haired \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˈherd How to pronounce longhair (audio) \ or longhaired adjective

Examples of longhair in a Sentence

Longhairs crowded into the music festival. long-standing tension between the townies and the longhairs at the elite college
Recent Examples on the Web Freed from bureaucratic oversight, the libertarian longhairs of Menlo Park could pursue their utopian dreams to change the world. The Economist, "Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate," 29 Nov. 2019 The first Star Wars is a youth movie — longhairs vs. baldies, parental figures obliviated. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Star Wars rewatch: A New Hope lets the old things die," 23 Oct. 2019 Amid the longhairs still buzzing over the hippie thing, Ocasek’s half-spoken, coyly ambivalent delivery stood out, and suggested his avowed inspiration, Lou Reed, as channeled through a rockabilly crooner. Randall Robertsstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Ric Ocasek, frontman of new wave pioneers the Cars, dies at 75," 16 Sep. 2019 Jolene and Johnny, both domestic longhairs, are only the third and fourth felines to hold the position of shop cat. Preceding them were Bubba, 1991-2011, and Saul, 2012-2018. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Missoula," 11 Sep. 2019 As one might imagine, this adorable 4-year-old gray domestic longhair has rightly earned his name weighing in at just under 21 pounds! Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Sumo the big kitty and more up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 23 Aug. 2019 Ravi uncomfortably exhorts the longhairs up front to not smoke during the solemn performance, and then gets a misunderstanding burst of applause as the group tunes up. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "HariSongs Label Debuts: 7 Great Moments When George Harrison Collided With Indian Music," 27 Apr. 2018 As for the shoes, Owens has re-created three classic Birkenstock sandals in four different fabrications, including army felt, suede, full-grain leather, and — our favorite — longhair pony. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "These Furry Birkenstocks Are the Best ‘Ugly’ Shoes for Spring," 9 Jan. 2018 Wella, 5, is an 8-pound spayed female domestic longhair. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Wella," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of longhair

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Longhair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longhair. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of longhair

chiefly US, old-fashioned : a person (such as a hippie) who has long hair
: a cat that has long fur

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