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deadhead

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noun dead·head \ˈded-ˌhed\

Definition of deadhead

  1. 1 :  one who has not paid for a ticket

  2. 2 :  a dull or stupid person

  3. 3 :  a partially submerged log

  4. 4Deadhead :  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

1841

First Known Use of deadhead

1841


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deadhead

verb dead·head

Definition of deadhead

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make especially a return trip without a load

  3. 2 :  to deadhead a plant

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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.

1911

First Known Use of deadhead

1911


DEADHEAD Defined for English Language Learners


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deadhead

verb dead·head

Definition of deadhead for English Language Learners

  • : to remove dead flowers from (a plant)



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