Roundhead, a term applied by the Cavaliers or adherents of Charles I., during the Civil War of 1642, to the Puritans or adherents of the Parliamentary party, for their wearing their hair cut short, while the Cavaliers allowed their hair to fall onto their shoulders.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Round"head` (?), n. Eng. Hist.

A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.



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