red·​head | \ ˈred-ˌhed How to pronounce redhead (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s. Anchorage Daily News, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 And Technicolor was tailor-made for fiery redhead Rhonda Fleming, 97, co-star of films with Douglas, Charlton Heston and others. David Colton, USA Today, "Remembering notables who died in 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 Mannion, a 19-year-old redhead who played one season at Arizona (head coach Steve Kerr’s alma mater), counts as an intriguing prospect. Ron Kroichick,, "Warriors draft pick Nico Mannion, already on the spot, scores points in Italian," 19 Nov. 2020 Even heard his name whispered on the lips of a pinch-faced redhead. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Star Wars': Get under Boba Fett's helmet in exclusive 'From a Certain Point of View' excerpt," 30 Oct. 2020 The famous redhead shot the video from his new home in Santa Barbara and debuted a fresh haircut for the occasion, with shorter strands on the side and some spikes in the front for a polished look. Stephanie Petit,, "Prince Harry Debuts New Hairstyle in Video Message for Charity from His California Home," 22 Sep. 2020 Flattering on all skin tones, copper comes off a little brighter than a natural redhead tone but browner than your typical strawberry blonde. Taylyn Washington-harmon,, "7 Hairstyles for Fall 2020 for Every Hair Texture, According to a Celebrity Hairstylist," 10 Sep. 2020 The redhead started back with disgust and walked off, her transparent heels hoofing loudly. Namwali Serpell, Harper's Magazine, "The Work of Art," 18 Aug. 2020 The New Decas’ Move over, Bobby Axelrod: You’re not the only pugnacious redhead in Axe Cap’s hallowed halls anymore. Sean T. Collins, New York Times, "‘Billions’ Season 5 Premiere Recap: Chopping Heads," 3 May 2020

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First Known Use of redhead

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Redhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of redhead

: a person who has red hair


red·​head | \ ˈred-ˌhed How to pronounce redhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of redhead

: a person having reddish hair

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