would you please help me about this? which is correct: a red-beard man or

a red-bearded man?

Thanks alot

  • Better, "a red-bearded man" / "a man in a red beard", but "a red-bearded man" is not incorrect. – Kris Nov 5 '18 at 9:48
  • Both could be correct, depending on context. Aside from the answer given, "a red-beard man" might be a man who likes red beards . . . – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Nov 5 '18 at 10:31
  • Not "a man in a beard" - "a man with a beard". – Michael Harvey Nov 5 '18 at 14:51

'A red-bearded man' is correct. 'Red-bearded' is a participle acting like an adjective, even though it has the -ed ending like a verb.

Also, there is no such word as 'alot'. It is two words 'a lot'.


if the choice is a red-**beard man** (or) a red-bearded man, consider OED guidance for this adjective:

  1. Of a man: having a red beard.

As in:

2003 Columbia Journalism Rev. Sept.–Oct. 27/1 The question comes from Nandor, a red-bearded trollish man moderating an evening meeting.


1985 R. Curtis & B. Elton Blackadder II in R. Curtis et al. Black-Adder (1998) 161/1 (stage direct.) A dark and rummy place, where sits Redbeard Rum, a huge **** pirate.

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