redhead

noun
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

And everyone [in it] was all white, redheads, blue eyes, very fair, this happy family with the dog. Matt Stromberg, latimes.com, "Linda Vallejo and a decade of art that unapologetically embraces brownness," 20 June 2019 Now that Sophie Turner has finally ditched the heavy Winterfell cloaks and surprisingly meaningful redhead braids for good, the actress has kindly turned her attention to providing constant style inspiration for us folks outside of Westeros. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Wore a Naked Chainmail Dress at the 'Dark Phoenix' Premiere," 28 May 2019 Groom, a redhead dressed to maximum stunning color effect by White, wears Mallory’s frustration and agenda well. Christine Dolen, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: ‘Veronica’s Position’ sparkles like fine cubic zirconia at Island City Stage," 3 June 2019 Alternatively, brunettes and redheads looking to add warmth and dimension to their color might find that their dyed highlights turn ashy. Julia Marzovilla, Marie Claire, "How to Tone Your Hair the Right Way, According to Stylists," 30 Apr. 2019 And, who knows, maybe baby Archie will end up a redhead like his famous father — and the feisty, guitar-playing Riverdale teen. Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Named Their Son Archie and People Are Making Riverdale Jokes," 8 May 2019 The mermaids in Peter Pan may not be super memorable, but there is one mermaid who sticks out more than the rest, a young redhead who bares a striking resemblance to another famous Disney mermaid. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "20 Insane Disney Movie Fan Theories That Will Blow. Your. Mind.," 16 Apr. 2019 Once the official reboot was announced in February of 2018, many hoped Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch — another iconic redhead — would step into Kim’s crime-fighting shoes. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Disney Releases Live-Action "Kim Possible" Trailer," 8 Dec. 2018 The redhead model, formerly known as Natalie, has confirmed his gender identity as male in an interview with CNN. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Introducing Nathan Westling, the Male Model About to Take Fashion by Storm," 19 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of redhead

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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redhead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of redhead

: a person who has red hair

redhead

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

Kids Definition of redhead

: a person having reddish hair

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