head shop


: a shop specializing in articles (such as hashish pipes and roach clips) of interest to drug users

Examples of head shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The magazine quickly became an informational network not just for consumers but for paraphernalia manufacturers, distributors, and head shops, a guidebook to the lay of the land. Sean Howe, Rolling Stone, 26 Aug. 2023 On California Avenue, there were head shops and herbal-medicine shops and an old-fashioned pharmacy with Clairol boxes and comic-book racks. David Leavitt, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 Austin’s druggy counterculture adopted the character as its mascot; a popular head shop was named Oat Willie’s. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2023 Hollywood Hi is an old fashioned head shop a few doors down from Friendly Stranger. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Matt works at Mystic Arts World, a head shop, art gallery and community center owned by the Brotherhood. Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 Lang, a native New Yorker, moved to Coconut Grove, FL in the late 1960s and opened a head shop. Jason Newman, Rolling Stone, 9 Jan. 2022 Three years before co-creating the original Woodstock in ’69, Lang had opened his first business: a head shop in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, 9 Jan. 2022 Yes Please smash burger pop-up is working on opening a new food cart in front of the old Third Eye head shop, 3950 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of head shop was in 1966

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“Head shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20shop. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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