noun Usually headphones.

Audio. a headset designed for use with a stereo system.
any set of earphones.

Nearby words

  1. headmasterly,
  2. headmistress,
  3. headmistressy,
  4. headmost,
  5. headnote,
  6. headphones,
  7. headpiece,
  8. headpin,
  9. headquarter,
  10. headquartered

Origin of headphone

First recorded in 1910–15; head + -phone

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Word Origin and History for headphone



1914, from head (n.) + second element extracted from telephone.

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