adverb or adjective

bare·​head·​ed ˈber-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce bareheaded (audio)
: without a covering for the head
went bareheaded in the hot sun
a bareheaded boy who had lost his cap

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bareheaded was in the 14th century

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“Bareheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


adverb or adjective
bare·​head·​ed -ˈhed-əd How to pronounce bareheaded (audio)
: with the head bare : without a hat

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