variants or shorthaired
: having short hair
short-haired cats
a shorthaired dog breed
short-haired men

Examples of short-haired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deb Heise, Sun Cities 4 Paws Lorelei: A cuddly explorer Lorelei is a domestic, short-haired, spayed cat about one-year-old. The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2024 Taking precipitation and wind chill into account, small or short-haired dogs should be kept inside when temperatures drop to 15-20 degrees, while larger or long-haired dogs can remain outside until the thermostat hits zero. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 19 Jan. 2024 The sturdy Lancashire Heeler — bred to help farmers herd cattle and rout out rats — has a long body and dense, short-haired coat that is typically black and tan or liver and tan. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 The standard weight for a domestic short-haired cat is around 15 pounds. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2023 The groups donated two German short-haired pointers -- Codec to the Sheriff's Office and Cyber to the Greenland School Police Department. Tracy Neal,, 26 Dec. 2023 The Bidens first welcomed cat Willow to the family in 2022, with the first lady naming the short-haired, grey-and-white cat after her hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2023 The uniformed, short-haired men — played by James Badge Dale, John Seda, Jon Bernthal, Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, and many others — don’t blur together quite as much. Matthew Gilbert,, 15 Aug. 2023 For example, slicker brushes work well for removing loose hair from long-haired dogs, while bristle brushes are more suitable for short-haired breeds. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 31 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of short-haired was in 1622

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“Short-haired.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having short hair or fur
a short-haired cat
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