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headbanger

[hed-bang-er]
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noun
  1. metalhead.
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Origin of headbanger

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for head-banger

head-banger

noun slang
  1. a heavy-metal rock fan
  2. a crazy or stupid person
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Word Origin and History for head-banger

headbanger

n.

"devotee of heavy metal music," 1984, from head (n.) + agent noun from bang (v.).

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