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bricktop

[brik-top] /ˈbrɪkˌtɒp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person having red or reddish-brown hair.
2.
hair of this color.
Origin of bricktop
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; brick + top1, from the typical color of bricks
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  • “They are that,” conceded bricktop Molloy, one of the biggest guards who ever supported a center.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • bricktop was out, and the Randall side was retired, but with three runs to its credit.

    Batting to Win Lester Chadwick
  • “Make him give you a nice one,” called bricktop, who was coaching from third.

    Batting to Win Lester Chadwick
  • bricktop is coaching Sam all he can, but it needs more than coaching to make a guard.

    The Winning Touchdown Lester Chadwick
  • And how bricktop Molloy took up the stroke, his honest Irish face wet with sweat—his red hair plastered down on his forehead.

    The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick
  • Or has bricktop Molloy decided to come back to play on the eleven?

    The Winning Touchdown Lester Chadwick
  • bricktop, for the first time since the season had opened, was without his football togs, and he felt it keenly.

    The Winning Touchdown Lester Chadwick
  • If you think you can put anything over our home plate, why go ahead, and more power to ye, as bricktop Molloy would say.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • "I didn't think he'd do it," remarked "bricktop" Norton, so called from his shock of red hair.

    Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days Howard R. Garis
  • "He's not very wild now," observed bricktop, tickling the animal with a switch.

    Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days Howard R. Garis
Slang definitions & phrases for bricktop

bricktop

noun

A redheaded person (1850s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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