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View synonyms for white-headed

white-headed

[ hwahyt-hed-id, wahyt- ]

adjective

  1. having fair or flaxen hair.
  2. being especially favored; fair-haired:

    He's the company's white-headed boy.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of white-headed1

First recorded in 1515–25

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Example Sentences

Ralph, you will not be angry with your white-headed old mother, but were you ever refused?

A white-headed old man stood at the stand, his fingers trembling over the half circle of electric buttons.

There seemed to be contention or rivalry, for when the white-headed bird alighted the others swooped down upon him.

Then arose a white-headed carle from a table nigh to the dais, whose black raiment was well adorned with gold.

I also shot a fine white-headed eagle (Falco leucocephalus), which came soaring over my boat, unconscious of danger.

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