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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basehead was in 1985

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“Basehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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