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red-headed

or redheaded

[red-hed-id for 1; red-hed-id for 2] /ˈrɛdˌhɛd ɪd for 1; ˈrɛdˈhɛd ɪd for 2/
adjective
1.
having red hair, as a person.
2.
having a red head, as an animal, especially a bird.
Origin of red-headed
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65
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Examples from the Web for red-headed
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  • The red-headed fellow we call Jeff is better known to the public as Jeff Rankin.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • What do you know of the rules of war, you red-headed Senegambian?

  • The red-headed woodpecker could not explain it, nor could the yellow-bird.

  • "Here they are," shouted a burly, red-headed fellow, who appeared to be their leader.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • He ordered a dinner which made the red-headed waitress gasp.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • Indeed, believe me, Lady Mary, that no red-headed clown has any papers of mine.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
British Dictionary definitions for red-headed

red-headed

adjective
1.
(of a person) having red hair
2.
(of an animal) having a red head
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