crack·​head ˈkrak-ˌhed How to pronounce crackhead (audio)
: one who smokes crack

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To me, that was the comedy equivalent of a crackhead with a flashlight walking down the sidewalk looking for anything that resembles crack. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 3 Nov. 2021 In 1983, his visage might have struck fear into this white neighborhood or seemed that of just another crazy crackhead. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 10 June 2021 The only people -- the only white that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads. Fox News, 19 Sep. 2018 Crazy how Set had to swerve and hit a tree cause a crackhead was in the middle of the road trying to get hit or kill himself, but God do unexplainable things! Karen Mizoguchi,, 21 May 2018 The image that Alfred Lomas, his Florencia 13 vato locos, and his crackhead customers were now watching on TV, however, was not that of Rodney King. Joe Domanick, Esquire, 5 Aug. 2015 Yet drunk uncle Trump woke up this morning, snorted a line of social media booger sugar and exposed his Islamophobic desires by tweeting this: But like a crackhead walking down the street with a VCR under his arms, Trump was just getting started. Michael Harriot, The Root, 5 June 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crackhead was in 1986

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“Crackhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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