Definition of bedhead in English:



  • 1British An upright board or panel fixed at the head of a bed.

    • ‘All the rooms (each named after a flower) are prettily decorated in pastel colours, and the painted cast-iron bedheads are delightful.’
    • ‘I remember this big stone room that had iron beds, and there were two bedheads put together.’
    • ‘The master bedroom has built in wardrobes surrounding the bedhead, two windows overlooking the front garden and an en suite bathroom.’
    • ‘On the whole, it is better to use black in a more controlled way, such as behind you on a bedhead, where you are not looking at it all the time.’
    • ‘As he read through the morning newspapers, propped up by the pillows and the bedhead, he would cast each completed page across the floor.’
  • 2informal mass noun Hair with an untidy appearance, such as results from lying in bed.

    ‘her artfully messy bedhead’
    as modifier ‘a trendy bedhead look’
    • ‘Her hair is styled in loose bedhead waves.’
    • ‘He sports a permanent bedhead.’
    • ‘The best look award goes to the second guitarist, who had funky, glam-rock, bedhead and a nice shirt.’
    • ‘I like to go on the weekends, when the crowd is mixed: parents with strollers, hot hipster guys, and lonely singles with bedhead.’
    • ‘Last week, Charlie said I had the worst case of bedhead he had ever seen.’
    • ‘She ran a straightening iron through her layered shoulder-length hair, swiftly transforming the bedhead to office chic.’
    • ‘A man with bedhead and cut-off khaki shorts stands nearby.’
    • ‘There is a wee bit of bedhead in the back of the head going on there.’
    • ‘She wears her brunette locks in messy bedhead curls.’
    • ‘Y'all should have seen my terrible case of bedhead when I got up this morning.’