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 don’t be surprised if May, the towering redhead overpowering hitters in Class AAA, doesn’t step on the scene as a late-season bullpen weapon. 3. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "MLB playoff rankings: Eight best World Series bets after the trade deadline," 31 July 2019 The fiery young redhead has consistently scored parts in blockbusters like Blended with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler and on TV shows such as Red Band Society. Maxwell Losgar, Teen Vogue, "Bella Thorne's Fashion Transformation," 9 Oct. 2018 That is when the redhead finally lives up to her name, although Hellsgård’s direction works against Vieweg’s feminist characterizations and intent. Maria Garcia,, "Review: Zombies are the threat in the dark fairy tale ‘Endzeit — Ever After’," 25 June 2019 Here, a look back at the best redheads of all time. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Nicole Kidman’s New Hair Color Is the Ultimate Moulin Rouge Throwback," 21 Mar. 2019 Two trucker brothers get mixed up with a redhead and another man’s scheming wife. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Herb looks at her, this slender Kool-Aid redhead with severe black eyeliner highlighting her eyes, a dozen rings in each ear and a stud in her nose. Steve Trumpeter,, "2019 Algren Awards: Finalist: A Pamphlet for This," 20 July 2019 What’s striking about 16-year-old Sequin (Conor Leach), a cherubic redhead growing up in Sydney, is that his queerness is taken for granted, unremarked upon by either his family or his peers. Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sequin in a Blue Room': Film Review | Outfest 2019," 22 July 2019 Just like Colleen MacMillen, a sweet 16-year-old redhead who, back in 1974, asked her little brother, Shawn, to be a standup brother. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, ""48 Hours" explores the mysteries and murders along the "highway of tears"," 29 May 2019

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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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