white-headed

white-head·ed

(wīt′hĕd′ĭd, hwīt′-)
adj.
1. Having white hair, fur, or plumage on the head: white-headed elders; a white-headed woodpecker.
2. Irish Favorite; darling: our white-headed child.

white-headed

adj
1. (Physiology) having hair that is silvery or grey, usually from age
2. (Zoology) (of an animal) having white feathers, fur, or markings on the head

white′-head′ed



adj.
1. having white hair.
2. having fair or flaxen hair.
3. being especially favored.
[1515–25]
Translations

white-headed

[ˈwaɪtˈhedɪd] ADJcanoso, con canas, de pelo cano
white-headed boy (fig) → favorito m, protegido m
References in classic literature ?
Three white-headed children peeped over the fence, and an objectionable dog barked at them from the other side of the river with all his might and main.
And is the heart of the white-headed chief soft, and will he think of the babes that his squaws have given him?
The old Inspector -- who, by-the-bye, l regret to say, was overthrown and killed by a horse some time ago, else he would certainly have lived for ever -- he, and all those other venerable personages who sat with him at the receipt of custom, are but shadows in my view: white-headed and wrinkled images, which my fancy used to sport with, and has now flung aside for ever.
Receiving the top-maul from Starbuck, he advanced towards the main-mast with the hammer uplifted in one hand, exhibiting the gold with the other, and with a high raised voice exclaiming: Whosoever of ye raises me a white-headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw; whosoever of ye raises me that white-headed whale, with three holes punctured in his starboard fluke --look ye, whosoever of ye raises me that same white whale, he shall have this gold ounce, my boys
When some white-headed billows thundered on, and dashed themselves to pieces before they reached the land, every fragment of the late whole seemed possessed by the full might of its wrath, rushing to be gathered to the composition of another monster.
Several indirect questions were put concerning the place where the physician was last seen; but all would not do; and at length Elnathan was seen issuing from his door with a very grave air, preceded by a little white-headed boy, out of breath, trotting before him.
All that night the Virgin roared hoarsely and next morning, over an angry, white-headed sea, Harvey saw the Fleet with flickering masts waiting for a lead.
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.
He was a lean, tall, white-headed old Indian, with a beak on him like an eagle.
I remember him as a little, round, fat, white-headed fellow who was always at the foot of his class.
Then wheeling about again, towards a gentleman with the neck of a stork and the legs of no animal in particular, Ralph introduced him as the Honourable Mr Snobb; and a white-headed person at the table as Colonel Chowser.
Your excellency won't be disturbed here," said a particularly pertinacious, white-headed old Tatar with immense hips and coattails gaping widely behind.