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 Dump the dude and let the infamous redhead be the one to deal with him. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, "RS Country Music Picks for the Week of March 22nd," 22 Mar. 2021 But there's something different about being a redhead. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Candace Cameron Bure Shows Off New Hair Transformation and Her Fans Are Going Wild," 15 Mar. 2021 For her color transformation, Hyland visited L.A. hair salon Nine Zero One for an appointment with celebrity colorist Nikki Lee, who tells us that the actress has actually been toying with the idea of becoming a redhead for quite some time. Megan Decker,, "You Won’t Recognize Sarah Hyland As A Redhead," 3 Mar. 2021 But this time around, the redhead is Sarah Hyland, and the coppery color looks incredible on her. Marci Robin, Allure, "Sarah Hyland Dyed Her Hair Red for Spring," 25 Feb. 2021 Although a big change like going from a brunette to a redhead is best left in the hands of the pros, Lee says Hyland's new color is something everyone should consider trying. Marci Robin, Allure, "Sarah Hyland Dyed Her Hair Red for Spring," 25 Feb. 2021 The fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s. Anchorage Daily News, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 And Technicolor was tailor-made for fiery redhead Rhonda Fleming, 97, co-star of films with Douglas, Charlton Heston and others. David Colton, USA Today, "Remembering notables who died in 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 Mannion, a 19-year-old redhead who played one season at Arizona (head coach Steve Kerr’s alma mater), counts as an intriguing prospect. Ron Kroichick,, "Warriors draft pick Nico Mannion, already on the spot, scores points in Italian," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of redhead

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Redhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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