headbanger

[ hed-bang-er ]
/ ˈhɛdˌbæŋ ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. head-up display,
  2. headache,
  3. headachy,
  4. headband,
  5. headbang,
  6. headboard,
  7. headbox,
  8. headbutt,
  9. headcam,
  10. headcase

Origin of headbanger

First recorded in 1985–90

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Word Origin and History for headbanger

headbanger

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper