from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supporter of the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War and the Commonwealth.
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- proper n. A nickname given to the supporters of parliament during the English Civil War.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In English history, a member of the Parliamentarian or Puritan party during the civil war: so called opprobriously by the Royalists or Cavaliers, in allusion to the Puritans' custom of wearing their hair closely cut, while the Cavaliers usually wore theirs in long ringlets.
- n. [lowercase] plural Same as brachycephali.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a brachycephalic person
- n. a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
From the close-cropped hair of the Puritans.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)