bedhead

noun bed·head \ ˈbed-ˌhed \
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

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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14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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