headbanger

noun
head·​bang·​er | \ ˈhed-ˌbaŋ-ər How to pronounce headbanger (audio) \

Definition of headbanger

: a musician who performs hard rock also : a fan of hard rock

Examples of headbanger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The talented supporting cast includes Brett Gelman as Hunter’s plastic surgeon father and Joe Manganiello as a headbanger-turned-doctor who counsels Hunter after his father, in desperation, packs the kid off to rehab. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 Like the classic headbanger this challenge is based on, this will all be happening at once, so players can and will collide in the center, like a three-way Hall Brawl. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 18 Nov. 2021 As far as biases go, my taste is for anything exciting, emotional, dance-worthy, and an outright headbanger. Vogue, 7 Dec. 2021 That's right, the producers are pulling out all the headbanger classics for All Stars! Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Anyone who suffers from the hell that is migraine headaches wonders the same thing: Are there any effective ways to stave off the next headbanger? Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, 23 July 2021 Taylor Momsen slays a sludgy headbanger, with an assist from half of Soundgarden. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 7 July 2021 And if the elimination is a headbanger, Big Easy would obviously win. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 16 Apr. 2021 Flavors of Detroit techno and soulful wailing gradually seep in to this deranged headbanger that seemingly crept in from a dimension just adjacent to ours. Katie Bain, Billboard, 30 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of headbanger

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Headbanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headbanger. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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