Definition of head nodding in English:

head nodding


  • 1The action or an act of nodding one's head to express assent, greeting, etc.; compare "nod".

  • 2The action of repeatedly, and often violently, nodding or shaking the head, as a form of headbanging; an instance of this.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London Journal. From head + nodding.


head nodding

/ˈhɛd ˌnɒdɪŋ/