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[hair-lis] /ˈhɛər lɪs/
without hair; bald:
his pink hairless pate.
Origin of hairless
late Middle English
First recorded in 1375-1425, hairless is from the late Middle English word hereles. See hair, -less
Related forms
hairlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • The bat-eyed, colorless, hairless, practically skinless Venerian is worse.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • "It will make him better-tempered," growled the hairless man.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • "Strange," Longtree mused, thinking of their own hairless bodies.

    I Like Martian Music Charles E. Fritch
  • His face was hairless and rather pale; but his eyes shone brightly.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • His hairless and aged head was shaking, and the voice died in his breast.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for hairless


having little or no hair
(Brit, slang) very angry; raging
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Word Origin and History for hairless

1550s, from hair + -less. Related: Hairlessness.

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