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longhair

[ lawng-hair, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌhɛər, ˈlɒŋ- /
Informal.
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noun

Sometimes Disparaging. an intellectual.
a person, often gifted, who is very interested in or devoted to the arts, especially a performer, composer, or lover of classical music.
a person having long hair, especially a hippie.
a cat having long fur.

adjective Also longhaired .

having long hair: a longhair cat.
of or characteristic of longhairs or their tastes.

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Origin of longhair

First recorded in 1915–20; long1 + hair
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Example sentences from the Web for longhair

  • 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
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