red·​head·​ed ˈred-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce redheaded (audio)
: having red hair or a red head

Examples of redheaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miranda Hobbes—everyone’s favorite sardonic redheaded corporate lawyer—stars in a crewneck, jogger, and tote splashed with vignettes from some of her most memorable scenes, as illustrated by artist Hazel Lee Santino. Stephanie Sporn, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 His first kiss with Nancy, then a redheaded teenager, in 1971. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 At the outset of his presidency, Washington picked the redheaded Virginian as his top cabinet officer. Jessica Hornik, National Review, 13 July 2023 When he’d been sentenced to death — four years earlier, to the day — newspaper reports described the small, redheaded 25-year-old as defiant. Annalisa Quinn,, 5 July 2023 Woodpeckers of different sorts – the pileated, the redheaded, the red-bellied, and more – add their percussive rapping. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 July 2023 In Brown’s painting there’s a hint of a pink bed and a redheaded woman lying on it, gazing toward us — all captured in a large circle that seems to be a mirror. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023 So the Olsen twins were, in fact, fired and replaced with two redheaded kids. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 25 Apr. 2023 Hundreds of chatty gulls and terns crowded on the rocks, a few redheaded turkey vultures standing among them. Maggie Shipstead Anthony Cotsifas, New York Times, 10 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redheaded was in 1565

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“Redheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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red·​head·​ed -ˈhed-əd How to pronounce redheaded (audio)
: having red hair or a red head
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