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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Like most redheads, my hair is on the lighter side and without a heavy-duty dose of pigment, my almost-transparent brows would completely disappear. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "The $12 Eyebrow Pencil Every Redhead Should Have in Her Makeup Bag," 19 Oct. 2018 The Queen Mother's reported decision to leave Harry with a bigger portion of the money is thought to be down to logic, regarding their place in the line of succession rather than a secret preference for cheeky redheads. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why Prince Harry Inherited More Money Than Prince William When Their Great-Grandmother Died," 9 Aug. 2018 The woman’s name was Tamara Pierce — the same as the redhead my mom had taught nearly four decades before. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, "Four decades later, my mom found out how much her teaching meant," 11 May 2018 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

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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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