pothead

[ pot-hed ]
/ ˈpɒtˌhɛd /
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noun Slang.

a person who habitually smokes marijuana.

Nearby words

  1. potentiometric titration,
  2. potently,
  3. potenza,
  4. potestas,
  5. potful,
  6. pothecary,
  7. potheen,
  8. pother,
  9. potherb,
  10. potholder

Origin of pothead

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; pot2 + head

Related formspot·head·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pothead

pothead

/ (ˈpɒtˌhɛd) /

noun

slang a habitual user of cannabis
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Word Origin and History for pothead

pothead

n.

also pot-head "chronic marijuana user," 1967, from pot (n.2) + head (n.). Earlier it meant "stupid person" (1530s), from pot (n.1).

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