Definition of carroty in US English:



  • (of a person's hair or whiskers) orange-red in color.

    ‘a skinny little kid with carroty hair’
    • ‘He had a fistful of my carroty locks and he seemed to be examining them very closely.’
    • ‘His most distinguishable feature was his mop of carroty hair.’
    • ‘She was a scatty woman with flyaway wisps of carroty hair.’
    • ‘I can almost feel my carroty skin loosening at the thought…’
    • ‘Also, rather tragically, she was cursed with carroty orange hair and freckles.’
    • ‘Even for those not aware that it refers originally to Vivaldi and his carroty hair, there is the vaguely sinister implication of subversive politics at work.’
    • ‘A tall, thin rake of a Wearsider with carroty hair and a ginger moustache, he is a man who clearly loves his job.’
    reddish, flaming red, flame-coloured, auburn, titian, chestnut, ginger, sandy, foxy
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