shorthair

noun short·hair \ ˈshȯrt-ˌher \

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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First Known Use of shorthair

1903

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  • : a cat that has short, thick fur


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