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 Choco Taco is an absolutely gorgeous 8-year-old longhair chocolate point Siamese kitty who found herself in a sad predicament after being abandoned at the Arizona Humane Society, along with two other cats. Arizona Republic Contributors, The Arizona Republic, 21 Aug. 2021 The longhair man crossed an empty street and, in a swift yet calm manner, set the corner of a wooden outdoor dining shed ablaze. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 Adorable Millie is a 5-year-old domestic longhair tabby who was brought to the Arizona Humane Society a little over a month ago when a Good Samaritan found her as a sick stray and brought her to the shelter. The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2021 Freed from bureaucratic oversight, the libertarian longhairs of Menlo Park could pursue their utopian dreams to change the world. The Economist, 29 Nov. 2019 The first Star Wars is a youth movie — longhairs vs. baldies, parental figures obliviated. Darren Franich, EW.com, 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, 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, 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, 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of longhair

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Sep 2021

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“Longhair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longhair. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of longhair

: a person (such as a hippie) who has long hair
: a cat that has long fur

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