One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) having pale or relatively pale skin.‘a fair-skinned woman with blue eyes’
pale, light, light-coloured, white, cream-coloured, creamy, peaches and creamView synonyms
- ‘In the thrones sat two fair-skinned, blue-eyed maidens.’
- ‘Blonde, blue-eyed, fair-skinned Disa moves to Japan with her Norwegian mother.’
- ‘Very fair-skinned people and children need to use lotions with an SPF of up to 40.’
- ‘Fair-skinned people who live in areas that get a lot of sunshine are at greatest risk.’
- ‘The sight of a fair-skinned woman in a sari or salwar kameez invites stares.’
- ‘However, the discovery does not challenge the fact that too much sun causes skin cancer, especially in fair-skinned people.’
- ‘Advertising has also been blamed for maintenance of a contentious concept that long-haired, fair-skinned women with aquiline noses have the monopoly on attractiveness.’
- ‘A fellow competitor took one look at the blonde-haired, fair-skinned novice and told her to go home because she didn't stand a chance.’
- ‘She was a tall, slender, fair-skinned, red-headed woman.’
- ‘"You are fair-skinned, so you can totally carry off red."’
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