crackhead

[krak-hed]
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noun

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

Origin of crackhead

First recorded in 1985–90
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crackhead

noun

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