from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having blond hair: a fair-haired toddler.
  • adj. Favorite: "master linguist, Yale dropout and fair-haired boy of the OSS” ( Edward Klein).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having relatively blond hair
  • adj. Given special treatment as a favorite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having fair or light-colored hair.
  • adj. favorite; considered especially talented or promising.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. favorite


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  • No one had ever considered the possibility that this fair-haired, blue-eyed man might have represented himself as a person of African American descent.

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  • Western art has frequently stumbled over the contradiction between the ascetic figure of Jesus of Nazareth and the iconography of Christ inspired by the heroic, Hellenistic ideal: Christ as beautiful, tall and broad-shouldered, God's wide receiver; blue-eyed, fair-haired, a straight aquiline nose, Christ as European prince.

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  • I'm tempted to call Gerald Clayton the fair-haired wonderboy of the piano for the new decade, except that his medusa-like dreadlocks are anything but "fair."

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  • One fair-haired invader lay across the gunwale of a boat, the manner of his death told by the arrow that transfixed his breast.


  • The men in the boats, half naked, huge-muscled and fair-haired, wore winged helmets.


  • If the saturnine Hicks was Murdoch's "dark angel" at university, her other major correspondent in these years, Frank Thompson, was very much her Oxonian fair-haired boy, whose death while fighting behind enemy lines in the Balkans in 1944 cast him retrospectively not only as her Knight Errant but as the love of her life.

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  • More Wimbledon News at "It's not until you feel the power of the ball off the strings that you really appreciate how hard he hits it," Hoyt, the fair-haired Welsh teenager, said.

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  • Dottie, who lived in the clouds of dandelion dust and bumblebees that inhabited her fair-haired head, was stolen from them by the Red Fox River when she was eight years old.


  • As for Lloyd, he'll miss playing the fair-haired foe of the Baratheons.

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  • 'Non Angli, sed angeli' is what the future Pope Gregory the Great is supposed to have said at the sight of fair-haired Anglo-Saxon boys being sold as slaves in Rome: tradition has it that he was so struck by this encounter that he set about the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity (Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, II,1).

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