red·head | \ ˈred-ˌhed \

Definition of redhead 

1 : a person having red hair

2 : a North American duck (Aythya americana) resembling the related canvasback but having a shorter bill with a black tip and in the male a brighter reddish head

Examples of redhead in a Sentence

Her brothers are both redheads.

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Front and center was a buxom redhead, clearly the Mercado’s prime merchandise. Lorraine Ali,, "About Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean bride auction redo and why people hate it and love it," 14 June 2018 As pointed out in a 2015 Ravishly op-ed, redheads have been hyper-sexualized for centuries. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Debuts Red Hair Color in "Babe" Sugarland Music Video," 7 June 2018 The character of Anne Shirley was supposedly born in the springtime, but the Sagittarian birthday of her creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery, shines through in everything the famous redhead ever does. Mary Sollosi,, "Your July pop culture horoscope revealed: Whitney Houston, Comic-Con, and Sharp Objects," 29 June 2018 The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu came off the bench to score 31 points Monday and lift ‘Nova to another blowout tournament victory – this time 79-62 over Michigan for its second title in three seasons. Eddie Pells, star-telegram, "Super sub, defense give Villanova rout of Michigan, NCAA title | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 Apr. 2018 One of the livelier moments has a head-turning babe decked out in expensive merchandise transform herself from a tall redhead to a medium-size brunette. Janet Maslin, New York Times, "Bill Clinton and James Patterson Team Up to Imagine a True Fantasy: Sane Politics," 3 June 2018 Celebrate redheads and red fun with games, music, food, beer, contests. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "June rocks with Alive After Five, family festivals and free movie nights | Idaho Statesman," 26 May 2018 Behind them, written out cleanly on a dry-erase board, were the words brunette, blonde, asian, redhead. . Jeremy Fuchs,, "Life After Escaping the World of Human Trafficking," 10 May 2018 In Hetero Hawk Land, Lola is a nasal redhead who just wants to settle down and Pale Male is a preening alpha — well, male. Kerry Reid,, "'Birds of a Feather' is based on true story of same-sex penguin couple Roy and Silo," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of redhead

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of redhead

: a person who has red hair


red·head | \ ˈred-ˌhed \

Kids Definition of redhead

: a person having reddish hair

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