Main meanings of -head in English

: -head1-head2

-head1

Pronunciation /h?d/

suffix

  • equivalent to -hood

    • ‘maidenhead’

Origin

Middle English -hed, -hede.

Main meanings of -head in English

: -head1-head2

-head2

Pronunciation /h?d/

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’