Main definitions of -head in English

: -head1-head2

-head1

suffix

  • equivalent to -hood

    ‘maidenhead’
    equivalent to -hood

Origin

Middle English -hed, -hede.

Pronunciation

-head

/hɛd/

Main definitions of -head in English

: -head1-head2

-head2

suffix

  • 1Denoting the front, forward, or upper part or end of a specified thing.

    ‘spearhead’
    ‘masthead’
  • 2Forming informal nouns expressing disparagement of a person.

    ‘airhead’
    ‘dumbhead’
  • 3Forming informal nouns denoting an addict or habitual user of a specified drug.

    ‘crackhead’
    abuser, user
    1. 3.1Forming informal nouns denoting an enthusiast of a particular thing.
      ‘he's a total soccer-head’

Pronunciation

-head

/hɛd/