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

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 Dangling earrings peek out from her bedhead, bleach-blonde hair. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beabadoobee Never Thought She’d Get So Many People to Listen," 22 Oct. 2020 The virtual Hadid wore a black hoodie and shorts, complete with his signature blonde bedhead. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Became Avatars at a Virtual Fashion Show," 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, "Jaden Smith and Machine Gun Kelly Were the Best Dressed Guys at the VMAs," 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, "Top-rated silk pillowcases that will instantly upgrade your bed," 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, "The Best 'Big Little Lies' Costumes That'll Make You One of the Monterey 5 for Halloween," 30 July 2020 And then there’s the price of convenience, having food brought home right to your bedhead. Matt Wake |, al, "There’s a new must-do sandwich in Huntsville," 18 Feb. 2020 Let the singer's undone strands inspire your own version of Monday morning elegant bedhead. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Miley Cyrus Does Black Tie Beach Waves at the Grammys," 11 Feb. 2019 Katie posts a whole series of photos on her Instagram that are just oh-so-sultry, with incredible bedhead. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Has Been Living Her Best Fashion Life Since Her Breakup From Jamie Foxx," 23 Aug. 2019

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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 4 Dec. 2020.

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