Definition of shorthair in English:



  • A cat of a short-haired breed.

    • ‘She has a different coat than her genetic donor, Rainbow, a calico domestic shorthair.’
    • ‘Some shorthairs can be overly protective, while others are not keen on strange animals of any kind.’
    • ‘They include many popular breeds as well as non-pedigreed longhairs and shorthairs.’
    • ‘Oban is a black shorthair with a beautiful coat aged approximately 6 years old.’
    • ‘As intended, the new name spurred interest, and by the 1970s, the American shorthairs were fully established as one of the most popular cats at pedigree shows.’