a native English suffix meaning “state of being” (godhead; maidenhead), occurring in words now mostly archaic or obsolete, many being superseded by forms in -hood.
Words nearby -head
Origin of -head
Middle English -hede, Old English *-hǣdu, feminine of -hād -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for -head
indicating a person having a preoccupation as specifiedbreadhead
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