white-headed

adjective

white-head·​ed ˈ(h)wīt-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce white-headed (audio)
1
: having the hair, fur, or plumage of the head white or very light
2
: specially favored : fortunate
used especially in the phrase white-headed boy

Examples of white-headed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent efforts have concentrated on the white-headed vulture, with a population of only 3,685 adults continent-wide, according to BirdLife International, and only a small percentage of that figure in South Africa. Gertrude Kitongo, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1525, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of white-headed was in 1525

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“White-headed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-headed. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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