Definition of unshorn in English:



  • (of a person's hair) not cut.

    ‘the men left their locks unshorn’
    • ‘His gray beard and unshorn hair was filthy, tattered and matted, and his clothes mere rags, but he had a scabbard incongruously strapped to his waist, jeweled hilt gleaming under layers of grime.’
    • ‘The turban is an article of faith and must be worn by all baptized Sikh males to cover their unshorn hair.’
    • ‘Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, started the practice of keeping hair unshorn because keeping it in a natural state is regarded as living in harmony with the will of God.’
    • ‘By that time I had begun to preserve the unshorn and unclipped long hair but I could never believe in the mythology and doctrines of Sikhism or, any other religion.’
    • ‘He wears his hair long, keeps his beard unshorn and listens to kirtans.’
    • ‘He was gaunt, unshorn (razor blades had been rationed before the rebellion, and now it was virtually impossible to get one), his dark brown hair tied back in an unfashionable short ponytail.’
    • ‘The Cubs were hanging around first place in the National League Central Division, and one unshorn patron fervently derided their chances of making it to the play-offs.’
    hairy, hirsute, bushy, thick, woolly, fleecy, long-haired, unshorn, uncut, shock-headed



/ˌənˈSHôrn/ /ˌənˈʃɔrn/