redhead etymology

English word redhead comes from English head, English red

Detailed word origin of redhead

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
head English (eng) (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.. (intransitive) To form a head.. (intransitive) To move in a specified direction.. (intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.. (obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.. (transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.). (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball. To cut off the top of; to lop [...]
red English (eng) (Ireland, UK, beverages, informal) red lemonade. (US, colloquial, uncountable) chili con carne (usually in the phrase "bowl of red"). (countable) A revolutionary socialist or (most commonly) a Communist; (usually capitalized) a Bolshevik, a supporter of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War.. (countable, and, uncountable) Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670 nm, of [...]
redhead English (eng) A North American duck (Aythya americana) highly esteemed as a game bird.. A kind of milkweed (Asclepia curassavica), with red flowers, formerly used in medicine.. A person with red hair.. Chinese red-headed centipede. Red-headed bunting (Emberiza bruniceps). Red-headed titi (Callicebus regulus). Red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus). Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus).