head money


Definition of head money

1 : head tax
2 : money paid for killing or capturing a person (as an outlaw) : bounty

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First Known Use of head money

circa 1521, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Head money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20money. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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