Explain the ginger!
February 8, 2008 3:28 PM Subscribe
Etymology of "ginger" to mean redhead?
posted by Pocahontas to Writing & Language (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I think it's chiefly a UK kind of slang. I'm American, but I knew what they were talking about as soon as I heard it.
Ginger is from the tropics (and most redheads are Irish), it's not red, am I missing something?