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fair-haired

[fair-haird] /ˈfɛərˌhɛərd/
adjective
1.
having light-colored hair.
Idioms
2.
fair-haired boy, Informal. a person, especially a young one, treated as a favorite or considered especially promising by a superior or the members of a group:
He's the fair-haired boy of the literary set.
Origin of fair-haired
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; fair1 + hair + -ed3
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  • “A fair-haired fellow,” the last observed in a placid tone, and paused.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • The Englishman had the torso of a prize-fighter, with a face like that of a fair-haired baby.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • She was a fair-haired girl, gentle and timid, and was pre-destined for misfortune.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • She was very pretty, fair-haired and fresh looking at that time.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • In fact, he is a sort of fair-haired Napoleon in nature as well.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • He had come to hate this fair-haired doll to whom he had once paid court.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • No, he was short; and, so far as Norwood saw, he thought him fair-haired.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
  • There you will meet a fair-haired young man who knows you by sight.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • It was natural—because at the moment I was fair-haired—for the project to become mine.

    Question of Comfort Les Collins

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