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fair-haired

(fâr′hârd′)
adj.
1. Having blond hair: a fair-haired toddler.
2. Favorite: a politician who was the fair-haired child of the media.
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fair-haired

adj
having blonde or light-coloured hair
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fair′-haired`



adj.
having light-colored hair.
Idioms:
fair-haired boy, an up-and-coming person; favorite.
[1620–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fair-haired - favorite; "the fair-haired boy of the literary set"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
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fair-haired

adjective
1. Having light hair:
2. Given special, usually doting treatment:
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Translations

fair-haired

[ˈfɛəˈhɛəd] ADJ fair-headed [ˈfɛəˈhedɪd] ADJ [person] → rubio, güero (Mex)
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fair-haired

[ˌfɛəˈhɛəd] adj (person) → biondo/a
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References in classic literature ?
After being thus left alone, he went in and stretched himself on three chairs that were in the room, when what does he see coming in at the door but a little fair-haired lad.
It was for the Mediterranean sailors that fair-haired sirens sang among the black rocks seething in white foam and mysterious voices spoke in the darkness above the moving wave - voices menacing, seductive, or prophetic, like that voice heard at the beginning of the Christian era by the master of an African vessel in the Gulf of Syrta, whose calm nights are full of strange murmurs and flitting shadows.
The men in the boats, half naked, huge-muscled and fair-haired, wore winged helmets.
The scenes depicted for the most part, a fair-skinned, fair-haired people at play.
Next she touched the image of a purple kitten that stood on the corner of a mantel, and as she pronounced the word "Ev" the kitten disappeared, and a pretty, fair-haired boy stood beside her.
Going to the edge of the pit, I found it occupied by a group of about half a dozen men--Henderson, Ogilvy, and a tall, fair-haired man that I afterwards learned was Stent, the Astronomer Royal, with several workmen wielding spades and pickaxes.
There at his side the child of Felim fell, The fair-haired daughter of a hundred smiles.
The readiness of the fair-haired young man in the cloak to answer all his opposite neighbour's questions was surprising.
"A fair-haired fellow," the last observed in a placid tone, and paused.
The king's children next arrived -- the Princess Charlotte, a beautiful, fair-haired child, with tears in her eyes, and the Duke of Gloucester, a boy eight or nine years old, whose tearless eyes and curling lip revealed a growing pride.
"Don't you think there's something Louis Quinze about Tushkevitch?" he said, glancing towards a handsome, fair-haired young man, standing at the table.
There was hardly anything he would not rather have lost than the two-feet ruler which he always carried in his pocket; it was Arthur's present, bought with his pocket-money when he was a fair-haired lad of eleven, and when he had profited so well by Adam's lessons in carpentering and turning as to embarrass every female in the house with gifts of superfluous thread-reels and round boxes.