Definition of shorthair
: a domestic cat with a short thick coat; especially : a member of any of several breeds of muscular medium- to large-sized cats with a short plush coat
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Bear is a 2-year-old spayed gray domestic shorthair.
Four-year-old Millie, a large domestic shorthair, lost her home when her owner died.
An animal control officer picked up the calico female domestic shorthair.
Junipurr (13482/962) is a female domestic shorthair.
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Definition of shorthair for English Language Learners
: a cat that has short, thick fur
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