Definition of red-headed in English:


Syllabification: red-head·ed


  • 1(Of a person) having reddish-brown hair: a red-headed man
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    • As you can probably see in my photographs, I definitely don't have blonde hair, I was red-headed.
    • Addison opens the door to see a tall red-headed girl with a blue plaid dress on and her hair up.
    • She's the one I was telling you about with the incredibly long brown hair, the one my red-headed friend likes?
  • 1.1Used in names of birds, insects, and other animals with red heads, e.g., red-headed woodpecker.
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    • We went driving in the country on Sunday afternoons to look for some of the birds that were special to us: bluebirds, goldfinches, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers, and, most thrilling of all, painted buntings.
    • The soldierly looking red-headed woodpeckers, in their striking black, red, and white uniform, were much in evidence.
    • Chickadees, tufted titmice, blue jays, cardinals, sparrows, juncos and red-headed woodpeckers all come to feast on the scrumptious mixture of seeds, nuts and cracked corn I put out for them.

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