long·​hair | \ˈlȯŋ-ˌher \

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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long-haired \ˈlȯŋ-​ˈherd \ 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

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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 Visit my blog to see more pictures 💜 #diy #haircare #superlonghair #anklelengthhair #longhair #conditioning A post shared by Andrea 691 (@andrea.691) on Jul 15, 2017 at 10:14pm PDT Colson's other tips for growing and maintaining super-long hair? Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "This Woman Says a Daily Spoonful of Peanut Butter Helped Her Hair Grow Past Her Ankles," 24 Aug. 2017 The modern organic food business started as a cottage industry of longhairs selling brown rice and tofu out of wooden barrels in small stores. Joshua Clark Davis, Slate Magazine, "So Much for “Conscious Capitalism”," 19 June 2017 People then would have (perceived) me as a weirdo, longhair hippie guy with a guitar. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Jack Tempchin revisits his musical partnership with the Eagles' Glenn Frey on heartfelt new CD," 19 Aug. 2017 Sam Adams (14699/2079) is a 14-year-old male cat who was surrendered by his owner with Riesling, a 14-year-old domestic longhair. Washington Post, "Prince William County adopt a pet," 19 July 2017 Breed: Domestic longhair Age: 3 years Gender: Spayed female Lexie’s story: Lexie’s owner had to move into a nursing home and will not be able to care for this sweet cat any longer. Maryanne Dell, Orange County Register, "Adopt a pet: Lexie is a sweet young cat," 27 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of longhair

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of longhair was in 1889

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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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