un·​bar·​bered | \ ˌən-ˈbär-bərd How to pronounce unbarbered (audio) \

Definition of unbarbered

: having long and especially unkempt hair

Examples of unbarbered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the first weeks, public transportation slowed; airports emptied; hair grew straggly, gray, unbarbered. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "Covid-19 and Living Through a New American Revolution," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of unbarbered

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbarbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbarbered. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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