without hair; bald: his pink hairless pate.

Origin of hairless

First recorded in 1375–1425, hairless is from the late Middle English word hereles. See hair, -less
Related formshair·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of hairless

Historical Examples of hairless

  • The bat-eyed, colorless, hairless, practically skinless Venerian is worse.


    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
British slang very angry; raging
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Word Origin and History for hairless

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

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