red·​head·​ed | \ ˈred-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce redheaded (audio) \

Definition of redheaded

: having red hair or a red head

Examples of redheaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Life With Father (1947), directed in three-strip Technicolor by Michael Curtiz, Lydon played Clarence Day Jr., the first of four redheaded sons of a stubborn well-to-do stockbroker in 1880’s New York City. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2022 Prince Harry, the redheaded duke of Sussex, was spotted in a cowboy hat at the Fort Worth stockyards Saturday alongside bull riders and trainers. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Mar. 2022 That title, by British developer Ninja Theory, featured a similar aesthetic and world concept, and also starred a redheaded, female protagonist. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 Brooklyn and Savannah, identical redheaded twins, with their sister Cheyenne, have been attending the kids’ camp for the past ten years. Mira Ptacin, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Looking through a pair of binoculars along a trail in the Lake Etta County Park, U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan watched a redheaded woodpecker flying around a tree branch. Alexandra Kukulka,, 19 Aug. 2021 He’s a redheaded, tall, gangly, weird man who doesn’t shy away from being weird. Dan Reilly, Vulture, 24 June 2021 In one set of pictures, Brayden is seen holding hands with a redheaded little girl dressed as April Kepner, played by Sarah Drew. Georgia Slater,, 10 May 2021 At the end of the night, Patricia liked a redheaded, curly-haired rhythm guitarist who looked a whole lot older than us and seemed nervous and itchy during the audition. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'redheaded.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of redheaded

1565, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About redheaded

Time Traveler for redheaded

Time Traveler

The first known use of redheaded was in 1565

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near redheaded



redheaded fungus

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for redheaded

Cite this Entry

“Redheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for redheaded


red·​head·​ed | \ ˈred-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce redheaded (audio) \

Kids Definition of redheaded

: having reddish hair or a red head a redheaded girl redheaded birds


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!