raw-head

n.

name of a nursery specter or "scare-child," usually coupled with bloody-bones, early 16c., from raw (adj.) + head (n.).


Nearby words

  1. raw score,
  2. raw sienna,
  3. raw silk,
  4. raw umber,
  5. raw-boned,
  6. raw-pack method,
  7. rawalpindi,
  8. rawaru,
  9. rawboned,
  10. rawhide

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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