- Television Slang. a closeup picture of a person who is talking, especially as a participant in a talk show.
- Slang. a person whose talk is empty and pretentious.
Origin of talking head
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for talking head
Sure, these are things that his talking-head colleagues have said, in various ways, before.Joe Scarborough’s Gun-Control Crusade Is the Only One You Should Pay Attention To
January 16, 2013
We live in a world where moderate voices are whispered and talking-head political centrists have gone the way of the dinosaur.Calling Out Christian Hatemongers
October 14, 2011
- (on television) a person, such as a newscaster, who is shown only from the shoulders up, and speaks without the use of any illustrative material
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