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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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Madeline Martha Mackenzie's Audrey Hepburn Costume While the other ladies chose classic black-and-white Breakfast at Tiffany's looks, Madeline went for Audrey's chic bedhead ensemble and totally nailed it. Caylin Harris, Country Living, "The Best 'Big Little Lies' Costumes That'll Make You One of the Monterey 5 for Halloween," 23 Aug. 2019 The 22-year-old Bare Minerals ambassador took to the photo-sharing platform to show off her bare skin (freckles and all) and bedhead, with only a simple smiley face as the caption. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Hailey Bieber Just Posted a Makeup-Free Selfie on Instagram, and People Can't Get Enough of Her Freckles," 27 July 2019 Think: pastels exchanged for super-saturated pigments; beach hair for bedhead; and art school–inspired eye makeup for lid-level masterpieces. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "5 Spectacular Beauty Trends That Swept the London Runways This Week," 19 Sep. 2018 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kiernan Shipka (@kiernanshipka) on Jan 13, 2019 at 7:17am PST Plus, this I'm-chilling-in-my-robe with bedhead hair that's somehow still cute moment. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Kiernan Shipka Revealed a New Copper Hair Color at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards," 2 May 2019 Could the dark blonde beauty's bedhead texture be the result of a whirlwind rollercoaster ride in Toontown? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Blake Lively Has the Best Hair in Disneyland—Minnie Mouse Ears Included," 11 Oct. 2018 Plus, as a nighttime shower person, bedhead is a serious issue for my wavy hair. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "This $42 Silk Pillowcase From Fishers Finery Is the Best Damn Investment I've Ever Made," 1 Oct. 2018 On Monday, Stewart made her grand arrival at the Nice airport with rumpled bedhead and a lit-from-within glow that spoke to good genes and good skin care. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kristen Stewart Pulls an Airport-to–Red Carpet Transformation in Cannes," 10 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of bedhead

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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