shorthair

noun short·hair \ ˈshȯrt-ˌher \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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


SHORTHAIR Defined for English Language Learners

shorthair

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Definition of shorthair for English Language Learners

  • : a cat that has short, thick fur


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