or red·head·ed

[ red-hed-id for 1; red-hed-id for 2 ]

  1. having red hair, as a person.

  2. having a red head, as an animal, especially a bird.

Origin of red-headed

First recorded in 1555–65

Words Nearby red-headed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use red-headed in a sentence

  • For almost an hour then he lay considering solemnly whether a red-headed girl could possibly be pretty.

    Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • "red-headed party found at Woodstock," the valiant sleuth had wired with unusual delicacy and caution.

    Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • By his side was Bob Berkley, and behind him was a red-headed Falin whom she well remembered.

  • Three miles up that fork they came upon a red-headed man leading his horse from a mountaineer's yard.

British Dictionary definitions for red-headed


  1. (of a person) having red hair

  2. (of an animal) having a red head

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