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[hair-lis] /ˈhɛər lɪs/
without hair; bald:
his pink hairless pate.
Origin of hairless
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English hereles. See hair, -less
Related forms
hairlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • As you can imagine, there was quite a laugh when the Animals saw the ugly flat-nosed, hairless, pop-eyed little creature.

  • The bat-eyed, colorless, hairless, practically skinless Venerian is worse.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • The old man was dirty, bent and very ancient and hairless, with only a soiled robe of crude but heavy cloth hanging on his frame.

    The Mating of the Moons Kenneth O'Hara
  • "It will make him better-tempered," growled the hairless man.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • Peter was hairless and decreed that those who could grow beards should not be allowed to wear them.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
British Dictionary definitions for hairless


having little or no hair
(Brit, slang) very angry; raging
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Word Origin and History for hairless

1550s, from hair + -less. Related: Hairlessness.

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