Definition of longhair in US English:

longhair

noun

  • 1informal, derogatory A person with long hair or characteristics associated with it, such as a hippie or intellectual.

    • ‘These three longhairs hinted at greatness on their first EP, but with this new joint they are clearly the ones to beat on the Canadian underground rock scene.’
    • ‘One day, in comes a gangly, loud-talking hippie longhair sporting a shirt fresh off the dirty laundry pile.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it has already been written that these lame-brained longhairs are destined to be huge.’
    • ‘He is no jive-talking longhair who spouts about ‘universal brotherhood’ and ‘sharing’ all the way to the bank.’
    • ‘The transcript doesn't say who it was, but the question itself makes you wonder how the blazes some Linux-loving hippy longhair got into the meeting in the first place.’
    • ‘Travis, Dallas, Sean and Mike look like the kind of disreputable longhairs that southern sheriffs were always trying to run out of town in movies from the Sixties.’
    1. 1.1 A devotee of classical music.
  • 2A cat of a long-haired breed.

    • ‘This process was accelerated, one suspects, by the introduction of colorpoint longhairs to Birman breeding programs.’
    • ‘They include many popular breeds as well as non-pedigreed longhairs and shorthairs.’
    • ‘A black-and-white longhair sniffs her way around her new home, stops and scratches.’
    • ‘Some associations followed TICA's lead and permitted exotic longhairs to compete as Persians because they look like Persians and if bred to Persians will produce nothing but longhaired kittens.’
    • ‘Cat registries could, however, stop you from showing the descendants of those longhairs and from using such cats legitimately in your breeding program.’
    • ‘The village was run over with stray cats, tabbies, longhairs, shorthairs, tomcats, and all other imaginable breeds, even the Casper Cat (known for its lack of whiskers and hair).’

Pronunciation

longhair

/ˈlôNGˌhe(ə)r//ˈlɔŋˌhɛ(ə)r/