unshorn

adjective
un·​shorn | \ ˌən-ˈshȯrn How to pronounce unshorn (audio) \

Definition of unshorn

: not shorn an unshorn sheep unshorn hair

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Recent Examples on the Web Every big man in the NBA came to fear the ‘fro, which Wallace grew unshorn for a solid decade. Arn Tellem, Detroit Free Press, "Arn Tellem: This is what makes Detroit Pistons' Ben Wallace a no-brainer Hall of Famer," 11 Apr. 2021 He has been awarded a New York Times Fellowship and a 2012 Whiting Writers Prize. and brawny company with bushy beards, an unshorn, shaggy set. courant.com, "The poetry of Ciaran Berry: Encouraging humanity and living beyond oneself," 27 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unshorn

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2021

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“Unshorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshorn. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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