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  1. a headline in exceptionally large type.Compare screamer(def 4).
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Origin of scarehead

First recorded in 1885–90; scare + head
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for scarehead

caption, title, header, heading, leader, screamer, scarehead

Examples from the Web for scarehead

Historical Examples of scarehead

  • You can imagine what the yellow journals would do with a scarehead like that.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930


  • I don't know what they are; but I did a scarehead about them for the Sunday fashion page, last week.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray