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 Before Oscars Sunday, The White Lotus star had a brief stint as a redhead for a movie role. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 28 Mar. 2022 The Being the Ricardos actress was nominated for her role as iconic redhead Lucille Ball, so her red hot manicure feels appropriate. Taylore Glynn, Allure, 27 Mar. 2022 Their friendship is complicated by the fact that Penelope is Whistledown, which changes our perspective on the redhead even as Eloise remains blissfully ignorant. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Then, at Prada, Kendall Jenner made her redhead debut conceived in a collaboration between colorists-to-the-stars Matt Rez and Jenna Perry. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 Unlike the other iconic redhead with a side part and swoosh of curls that frame the side of her dazzling cartoon visage, Thee Stallion gives us a twist with this color. Jennet Jusu, Allure, 10 Mar. 2022 The Louis Vuitton ambassador attended the brand’s Paris Fashion Week show, posing inside with fellow redhead Julianne Moore. ELLE, 7 Mar. 2022 To me, the highlight was a pristine marsh brimming with relatively uncommon birds, including black terns, colorful redhead ducks, and a pair of trumpeter swan parents swimming alongside their fuzzy gray cygnet. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 The newly redhead Sydney Sweeney was spotted on Monday, February 28, in Los Angeles. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of redhead

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of redhead was in 1664

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14 May 2022

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“Redhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of redhead

: a person having reddish hair

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