fair-haired

[ fair-haird ]
/ ˈfɛərˌhɛərd /

adjective

having light-colored hair.

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Idioms for fair-haired

    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

First recorded in 1620–30; fair1 + hair + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for fair-haired boy

fair-haired boy

noun

the usual US name for blue-eyed boy
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Idioms and Phrases with fair-haired boy

fair-haired boy

A favorite, a person who is given special treatment. For example, Today the attorney general is the governor's fair-haired boy. This term alludes to the preference of blond (“fair”) hair over dark hair. [Late 1800s]

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