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English definition of “ginger”

ginger

noun [S] (PERSON)    /ˈdʒɪn.dʒər/ US  /-dʒɚ/ UK offensive
a person who has red or orange-brown hair : [as form of address] Hey , ginger, what are you doing?Hair colour
(Definition of ginger noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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