base·​head | \ ˈbās-ˌhed How to pronounce basehead (audio) \
plural baseheads

Definition of basehead

US slang
: a person who freebases cocaine “Simone, I want to make an investment.” “What kind of investment?” “Crack. … Weed is cool, but crack is better money. Once them baseheads get going they completely loyal customers.”— Sister Souljah, The Coldest Winter Ever, 1999

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First Known Use of basehead

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basehead

(free)base + -head (as in acidhead, hophead)

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“Basehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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