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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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Recent Examples on the Web And according to Indiewire, the lead hairstylist was told to give every character bedhead so that nobody felt done-up. Natalie Morin,, 1 June 2021 The lightweight fabric is perfect for warmer nights, and the classic cut will be flattering even with bedhead. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 Dangling earrings peek out from her bedhead, bleach-blonde hair. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Oct. 2020 The virtual Hadid wore a black hoodie and shorts, complete with his signature blonde bedhead. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 25 Sep. 2020 But his pointy creeper dress shoes by Berluti and messy bedhead helped make the fit feel cool and current. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 31 Aug. 2020 Unlike the cotton variety, silk pillowcases can reduce friction on skin and hair — and with it, frizzy bedhead and those weird morning creases in our faces. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, 6 Aug. 2020 While the other ladies opted for classic black-and-white Breakfast at Tiffany's looks, Madeline went for Holly Golightly's chic bedhead ensemble and, of course, totally nailed it. Caylin Harris, Country Living, 30 July 2020 And then there’s the price of convenience, having food brought home right to your bedhead. Matt Wake |, al, 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bedhead

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bedhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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