Roundhead

noun
Round·​head | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌhed How to pronounce Roundhead (audio) \

Definition of Roundhead

1 : a member of the parliamentary party in England at the time of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell

First Known Use of Roundhead

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Roundhead

from the Puritans' cropping their hair short in contrast to the Cavaliers

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The first known use of Roundhead was in 1641

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“Roundhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Roundhead. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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