red-haired

See also: redhaired

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EtymologyEdit

From red +‎ haired.

AdjectiveEdit

red-haired (not comparable)

  1. having red hair
    • 1726, Jonathan Swift, chapter VIII, in Gulliver's Travels[1], Part IV:
      It is observed, that the red haired of both sexes are more libidinous and mischievous than the rest, whom yet they much exceed in strength and activity.
    • 1961, Homer, Robert Fitzgerald, transl., The Odyssey, Book One, Prentice Hall, published 2001, lines 320-22:
      Talk to that noble sage at Pylos, Nestor, / then go to Meneláos, the red-haired king / at Sparta, last man home of all the Akhaians.
    Synonym: redheaded

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