[ lawng-hair, long- ]
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  1. Sometimes Disparaging. an intellectual.

  2. a person, often gifted, who is very interested in or devoted to the arts, especially a performer, composer, or lover of classical music.

  1. a person having long hair, especially a hippie.

  2. a cat having long fur.

adjectiveAlso longhaired .
  1. having long hair: a longhair cat.

  2. of or characteristic of longhairs or their tastes.

Origin of longhair

First recorded in 1915–20; long1 + hair

Words Nearby longhair

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How to use longhair in a sentence

  • He was a close friend of Asmund longhair, as befitted the near relations in which they stood to each other.

  • News of the death of his kinsman was brought to Asmund longhair, on whom as nearest of kin the blood-feud devolved.

  • Before he left home Asmund longhair was taken ill and was quite confined to his bed.

  • To "lift up the voice" and wear longhair were signs of devotion to a purpose.

    Washington Irving | Charles Dudley Warner