Meaning of “ginger” in the English Dictionary

"ginger" in British English

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gingernoun

uk /ˈdʒɪn.dʒər/ us /ˈdʒɪn.dʒɚ/

ginger noun (PERSON)

[ S ] UK offensive a person who has red or orange-brown hair:

[ as form of address ] Hey, ginger, what are you doing?
gingery
adjective uk /ˈdʒɪn.dʒər.i/ us /ˈdʒɪn.dʒɚ.i/

a gingery taste/colour

gingeradjective

/ˈdʒɪn.dʒər/ /ˈdʒɪn.dʒɚ/

ginger adjective (COLOUR)

having a red or orange-brown colour:

His nickname was Ginger because of his ginger hair.
a ginger cat

(Definition of “ginger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ginger" in American English

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gingernoun [ U ]

us /ˈdʒɪn·dʒər/

the spicy root of a tropical plant, used esp. as a powder in cooking and baking

(Definition of “ginger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)