bed·​head ˈbed-ˌhed How to pronounce bedhead (audio)
: 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
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

Examples of bedhead in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Bedhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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