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deadhead

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noun dead·head \ ˈded-ˌhed \

Definition of deadhead

1 :one who has not paid for a ticket
2 :a dull or stupid person
3 :a partially submerged log
4 Deadhead :a devoted fan of the rock group the Grateful Dead
  • The bond between the [Grateful] Dead and the Deadheads was extraordinary.
  • —Bill Barich

Examples of deadhead in a Sentence

  1. people knew that he was a deadhead and voted for him anyway

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First Known Use of deadhead

1841


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deadhead

verb

Definition of deadhead

intransitive verb
1 :to make especially a return trip without a load
2 :to deadhead a plant
transitive verb
:to remove the faded flowers of (a plant) especially to keep a neat appearance and to promote reblooming by preventing seed production

Examples of deadhead in a Sentence

  1. She's out in the garden deadheading the rosebushes.

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First Known Use of deadhead

1911


DEADHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

deadhead

verb

Definition of deadhead for English Language Learners

  • : to remove dead flowers from (a plant)



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