From red + haired.
red-haired (not comparable)
- having red hair
- Synonym: redheaded
1726, Jonathan Swift, chapter VIII, in Gulliver's Travels, Part IV:
It is observed, that the red haired of both sexes are more libidinous and mischievous than the rest, whom yet they much exceed in strength and activity.
1961, Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, The Odyssey, Book One, Prentice Hall, published 2001, lines 320–22:
Talk to that noble sage at Pylos, Nestor, / then go to Meneláos, the red-haired king / at Sparta, last man home of all the Akhaians.