Fair-haired
Fair-haired Fair"-haired`, a. 1. Having fair or light-colored hair. [1913 Webster]

2. favorite; considered especially talented or promising; as, the fair-haired boy of the literary set. [prenominal] [informal]

Syn: blue-eyed(prenominal), white-haired(prenominal), white-headed. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fair-haired — /fair haird /, adj. 1. having light colored hair. 2. fair haired boy, Informal. a person, esp. 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 …   Universalium

  • fair-haired — fair′ haired adj. having light colored hair • fair haired boy Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • fair-haired — [fer′herd′] adj. 1. having blond hair ☆ 2. Informal favorite [the fair haired boy of the family] …   English World dictionary

  • fair-haired — index popular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fair-haired — [ ,fer herd ] adjective with hair that is light in color …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fair-haired — adjective favorite the fair haired boy of the literary set • Syn: ↑blue eyed, ↑white haired • Similar to: ↑loved • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair-haired — adjective Date: 1909 specially favored ; white headed used especially in the phrase fair haired boy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fair-haired — adj. Fair haired is used with these nouns: ↑man …   Collocations dictionary

  • fair-haired — adjective N. Amer. favoured or favourite: the fair haired boy of American advertising …   English new terms dictionary

  • fair-haired, — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having light hair: blond, fair, towheaded. See COLORS. 2. Given special, usually doting treatment: darling, favored, favorite, pet1. See TREAT WELL …   English dictionary for students

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