coke·​head ˈkō-ked How to pronounce cokehead (audio)
: a person who uses cocaine compulsively

Examples of cokehead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was rumored Pacino’s character was a cokehead, something Pacino and Mann have copped to in recent years. Stephen Rodrick, Variety, 23 Aug. 2023 Any cokeheads who—like stoners at a Judd Apatow flick—await every knowing wink will be disappointed: These are surprisingly few and far between. WIRED, 24 Feb. 2023 Nicki Minaj is a cokehead! Brendan Morrow, The Week, 14 Sep. 2022 The clumsiest interlude occurs in a bar, where Killian is approached by a drunken cokehead who steers him into the bathroom to snort a few lines. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Jan. 2023 Or at least let our villainous cokehead get a spinoff! Meecham Whitson Meriweather, Vulture, 28 Sep. 2022 Among the 14 characters Wagner wrote for Lily Tomlin — her partner then, and her wife since 2013 — just two were male; only one, a health nut by day and a cokehead by night, remains in the revised edition presented here. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2022 It is run by Saul Prokosh, a cokehead and would-be slick operator—yet another person trying to get a handle on the relation between mind and brain. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, 4 June 2021 There is a community of other cokeheads just like me on the app, sharing stories just like mine., 23 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cokehead was in 1915

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“Cokehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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coke·​head ˈkōk-ˌhed How to pronounce cokehead (audio)
: a compulsive user of cocaine

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