noun Slang.

a person who habitually smokes marijuana.

Origin of pothead

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; pot2 + head
Related formspot·head·ed, adjective
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slang a habitual user of cannabis
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Word Origin and History for pothead

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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