fair-haired boy

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-haird]
    • /ˈfɛərˌhɛərd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-haird]
    • /ˈfɛərˌhɛərd/

Definitions of fair-haired boy words

  • adjective fair-haired boy having light-colored hair. 1
  • idioms fair-haired boy fair-haired boy, Informal. a person, especially 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 set. 1
  • countable noun fair-haired boy Someone's fair-haired boy is a young man who they like better than anyone else and who therefore receives better treatment than other people. 0
  • noun fair-haired boy (Idiomatic) Someone's favourite, especially a young one, a blue-eyed boy (British), (Australian). 0

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Origin of fair-haired boy

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; fair1 + hair + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Fair-haired boy


fair-haired boy popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for fair-haired boy

noun fair-haired boy

  • baby — A baby is a very young child, especially one that cannot yet walk or talk.
  • lambCharles ("Elia") 1775–1834, English essayist and critic.
  • love — a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
  • sweetie — Informal. sweetheart.
  • angel — Angels are spiritual beings that some people believe are God's servants in heaven.

Antonyms for fair-haired boy

noun fair-haired boy

  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • foe — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.

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