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.

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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 More than a mermaid, Ariel was a spunky redhead who defied the expectations placed on her—and she was voiced by Jodi Benson. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Voice Actress Jodi Benson on Being Ariel and Three Decades of Feminist Princesses," 27 Feb. 2019 After that terrifying Archie scare, fans are excited to see proof that their fave redhead isn't actually dead. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Is "Riverdale" On Tonight?," 23 Jan. 2019 Getty Images Many know and love Sophie Turner as a redhead, thanks to her starring role in Game of Thrones. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Shares Her Date Night Beauty Routine and Top Hair Coloring Tips," 14 Feb. 2019 The transformation marks Hathaway’s initiation into a club of famous Hollywood redheads who have embraced the fiery, eye-catching hue to spectacular effect. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Anne Hathaway Says Hello to Shocking Red Hair—and Goodbye to Girl-Next-Door Brunette," 21 Nov. 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 How to pronounce redhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of redhead

: a person having reddish hair

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