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[ fair-haird ]


  1. having light-colored hair.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fair-haired1

First recorded in 1620–30; fair 1 + hair + -ed 3

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. 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.

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Example Sentences

The fair-haired Chris Matthews was in a scary striped number in baby blue and pink.

He was trying to make himself appear the fair-haired boy in front of Sergeant McGinty.

The fair-haired, tall, and very graceful girl at the other end of the wire acknowledged that it was.

Grace was the Gibson type, tall and slender and fair-haired and very pretty, with a decided liking for looking in mirrors.

Often his boyish heart went out lovingly to his father and mother and fair-haired sister.

He cast an indifferent glance at her, then began again to talk in a tender tone to the fair-haired lady, who smiled disdainfully.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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