noun Date: 1920 1. an impractical intellectual 2. a person of artistic gifts or interests; especially a lover of classical music 3. a person with long hair; especially hippie 4. a domestic cat having long outer fur • long-haired or longhair adjective

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  • longhair — ☆ longhair [lôŋ′her΄ ] n. 1. a domestic cat with fur made up of relatively long hairs 2. Informal a) an intellectual; specif., a longhair musician b) a person, esp. a male, with long hair; specif., a HIPPIE: sometimes used disparagingly adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • longhair — (n.) also long hair, cat with long hair, 1893, from LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + HAIR (Cf. hair). As intellectual, especially in musical tastes, devotee of classical music, 1920. Sense of hippie attested from 1969 …   Etymology dictionary

  • longhair — /lawng hair , long /, Informal. n. 1. Sometimes Disparaging. an intellectual. 2. a person, often gifted, who is very interested in or devoted to the arts, esp. a performer, composer, or lover of classical music. 3. a person having long hair, esp …   Universalium

  • longhair — 1. n. a highbrow with long hair; especially a musician. □ There were a few longhairs at the bar, but none of the reg lars. □ I am sort of a longhair, but I still watch TV. 2. mod. highbrow; [of music] classical. □ I don’t care for …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • longhair — I. 1. noun slang A male hippie. Who s that longhair? It s Joe. 2. An intellectual who prefers classical music to jazz or acid rock. Catwallender is a regular longhair; he never listens to modern jazz. II. adj slang Pertaining to classical art… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • longhair — 1. noun a) A person with hair longer than the norm, especially someone viewed as bohemian, non conventional or a hippie. b) A person with a deep interest in the classical arts, especially music. 2. adjective Concerning or characteristic of… …   Wiktionary

  • longhair — long•hair [[t]ˈlɔŋˌhɛər, ˈlɒŋ [/t]] n. 1) off inf: sometimes disp. an intellectual 2) inf a person devoted to the arts, esp. a lover of classical music 3) cvb inf: sometimes disp. a person having long hair, esp. a hippie 4) a domestic cat having… …   From formal English to slang

  • longhair — /ˈlɒŋhɛə/ (say longhair) noun (in the 1960s) one of a group of young men who formed an inner city gang; favoured wearing long hair as a mark of social rebellion …   Australian English dictionary

  • longhair — Synonyms and related words: Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, back number, conservative, dad, dodo, elder, fogy, fossil, fud, fuddy duddy, granny, has been, matriarch, mid Victorian, mossback, old believer, old crock, old dodo, old fogy, old… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • longhair — n. (Slang) intellectual; fan of the arts; hippie; one who has long hair adj. (Slang) having long hair; common to longhairs …   English contemporary dictionary

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