fair-haired [fer′herd′]
1. having blond hair
2. Informal favorite [the fair-haired boy of the family]

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  • Fair-haired — a. 1. Having fair or light colored hair. [1913 Webster] 2. favorite; considered especially talented or promising; as, the fair haired boy of the literary set. [prenominal] [informal] Syn: blue eyed(prenominal), white haired(prenominal), white he …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fair-haired — /fair haird /, adj. 1. having light colored hair. 2. fair haired boy, Informal. a person, esp. a young one, treated as a favorite or considered especially promising by a superior or the members of a group: He s the fair haired boy of the literary …   Universalium

  • fair-haired — fair′ haired adj. having light colored hair • fair haired boy Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • fair-haired — index popular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fair-haired — [ ,fer herd ] adjective with hair that is light in color …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fair-haired — adjective favorite the fair haired boy of the literary set • Syn: ↑blue eyed, ↑white haired • Similar to: ↑loved • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair-haired — adjective Date: 1909 specially favored ; white headed used especially in the phrase fair haired boy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fair-haired — adj. Fair haired is used with these nouns: ↑man …   Collocations dictionary

  • fair-haired — adjective N. Amer. favoured or favourite: the fair haired boy of American advertising …   English new terms dictionary

  • fair-haired boy — {n.}, {informal} A person that gets special favors; favorite; pet. * /If he wins the election by a large majority, he will become his party s fair haired boy./ * /The local boy playing first base could do no wrong; he was the fair haired boy of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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