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[hwahyt-hed-id, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˈhɛd ɪd, ˈwaɪt-/
white-haired (def 1).
having fair or flaxen hair.
being especially favored; fair-haired:
He's the company's white-headed boy.
Origin of white-headed
First recorded in 1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They have been told that I am the "white-headed boy and quite the guy in my home town."

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • In Madras a white-headed babbler nestling was once brought to me.

  • A very handsome species, often called the white-headed Gull, and wholly unlike any other; length seventeen inches.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • One and all of them were familiar with the voice of the white-headed eagle!

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • The sight of that white-headed old man filled me with a sense of shame and degradation.

    Confession W. Gilmore Simms
  • But, here's white-headed Bob, My prime minister; he shall unravel the job.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • In taking the names of the men, I came to a white-headed patriarch, and expressed surprise at finding him in the army.

  • There he stood before them white-headed, ebony-faced, gigantic, imperturbable.

    The Yellow God H. Rider Haggard
  • Yes, Michael Heard is there, white-headed rather from misery than age; and the embracings and questionings begin afresh.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
  • The bald or white-headed eagle; or possibly the fish-diving osprey.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber

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