Roundhead

play
noun Round·head \ˈrau̇nd-ˌhed\

Definition of Roundhead

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

  2. 2 :  puritan 1

Origin and Etymology of roundhead

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


First Known Use: 1641


Learn More about roundhead


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Roundhead? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).