One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
in combination Having hair of a specified kind.‘a curly-haired boy’‘short-haired cats’
- ‘At the bar across the room, a balding man talked to the curly-haired woman between sips of espresso.’
- ‘My long-haired cat abruptly jumps into my lap, rubs his fluffy white fur all over my black outfit, knocks my coffee onto the keyboard, and then bounds away, startled and hissing, for no good reason.’
- ‘Most people can tolerate wire-haired dogs unless their allergies are very severe.’
- ‘The host, a long-haired bloke with a Northern accent, was a genial non-condescending guide.’
- ‘I was approached by an elderly grey-haired gentleman who attempted to elicit my support.’
- ‘He could only describe the frizzy-haired man.’
- ‘Bertie, a rough-haired pepper-coloured terrier, has been missing from his home for almost a year.’
- ‘The blonde-haired woman just shrugged her shoulders.’
- ‘There is a case that dogs need coats in the winter, especially shorter-haired dogs and smaller dogs.’
- ‘A pretty silver-haired lady came out of the bookstore.’
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