crackhead

[ krak-hed ]
/ ˈkrækˌhɛd /
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noun

Slang. a habitual user of cocaine in the form of crack.

Nearby words

  1. cracker-jack,
  2. crackerberry,
  3. crackerjack,
  4. crackers,
  5. cracket,
  6. crackhouse,
  7. crackie,
  8. cracking,
  9. crackjaw,
  10. crackle

Origin of crackhead

First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for crackhead

crackhead

/ (ˈkrækˌhɛd) /

noun

slang a person addicted to the drug crack
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Word Origin and History for crackhead

crackhead

n.

slang, "crack cocaine addict," by 1986, from crack (n.) in the drug slang sense + head (n.). In earlier slang, crack-headed meant "crazy" (1796), from the literal sense of crack.

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