bed·head | \ˈbed-ˌhed \

Definition of bedhead 

1 : the head of a bed especially, British : headboard They … painted in patterns and delicate colours nearly every surface, tables, bedheads, doors, cupboards. — P. J. Kavanagh

2 or bed head , informal : hair that is mussed or tangled when a person gets out of bed He is a small man with a salt-and-pepper beard, very bright brown eyes and a perpetual case of bed head, little tufts flying every which way.— Alex Witchel

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Texturizing Hair Stylers Everyone needs a good hair style that promises chic bedhead texture and grit. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "#TheLIST: Dream Celeb Beauty Lines," 4 Apr. 2018 The Look: Bardot opted for her signature blonde bedhead for her wedding to actor Jacques Charrier. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 6 Feb. 2018 According to blonde beauty Romee Strijd, a weekend brunch reservation is not complete without a bedhead-worthy french braid, paired best with a carefree smile and a side of avocado toast, of course. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Plaits, Please! The Best Memorial Day Weekend Braid Inspiration On Instagram," 26 May 2018 Rather than pin-straight or blunt and sleek, the designer's brunette was run through with easy, rumpled waves that struck a calculated balance between beach-y and bedhead, the texture just glossy enough to catch the light. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham (Finally!) Lets Her Hair Down for Summer," 11 June 2018 And this comb is known for its anti-bedhead powers. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Natural and Organic Grooming Products to Restock Your Cabinet," 8 June 2018 The next morning, Shion, with exceptional bedhead, sees Ami and Taka off for their snowboarding trip. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "The Final Scene of This Episode of Terrace House Is a Great Piece of Television," 29 May 2018 Gracie had a little trough for her milking food tied onto the bedhead. Jeanette Winterson, The New Yorker, "Anyone Can Milk a Rubber Glove," 4 June 2017 Now, if only someone could find the cure for hangover bedhead... Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Hangover Facial Masks Exist, Are Your Savior," 2 Sep. 2015

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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