headless

adjective head·less \ ˈhed-ləs \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of headless

1 a : having no head
b : having the head cut off : beheaded
2 : having no chief
3 : lacking good sense or prudence : foolish

headlessness

noun

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First Known Use of headless

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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  • : having no head


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