long-hair

longhair

[lawng-hair, long-] Informal.
noun
1.
Sometimes Disparaging. an intellectual.
2.
a person, often gifted, who is very interested in or devoted to the arts, especially a performer, composer, or lover of classical music.
3.
a person having long, hair, especially a hippie.
4.
a cat having long fur.
adjective Also, longhaired.
5.
having long, hair: a longhair cat.
6.
of or characteristic of longhairs or their tastes.

Origin:
1915–20; long1 + hair

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longhair
1920, "intellectual," especially in musical tastes, "devotee of classical music;" from long (adj.) + hair. Sense of "hippie" took over 1969.
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