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Definition of "white-headed" []

  • Having white hair, fur, or plumage on the head: white-headed elders; a white-headed bald eagle. (adjective)
  • Irish Favorite; darling: our white-headed child. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "white-headed" in a sentence
  • "Then there drifted across the field of vision of his mind's eye the old man he had encountered at Glen Ellen, corning up the hillside through the fires of sunset, white-headed and white-bearded, eighty-four, in his hand the pail of foaming milk and in his face all the warm glow and content of the passing summer day."
  • "Half a mile out, where the reef is, the white-headed combers thrust suddenly skyward out of the placid turquoise-blue and come rolling in to shore."
  • "He was a lean, tall, white-headed old Indian, with a beak on him like an eagle."