heads-up

adjective
\ ˈhedz-ˈəp How to pronounce heads-up (audio) \

Definition of heads-up

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: alert, resourceful heads-up football

heads-up

noun

Definition of heads-up (Entry 2 of 3)

: a message that alerts or prepares : warning gave him a heads-up that an investigation was pending

heads up

interjection

Definition of heads up (Entry 3 of 3)

used as a warning to look out for danger especially overhead or to clear a passageway

First Known Use of heads-up

Adjective

1913, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1981, in the meaning defined above

Interjection

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heads-up was in 1913

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“Heads-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heads-up. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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heads-up

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English Language Learners Definition of heads-up

 (Entry 1 of 3)

US, informal : showing that you are very aware of what is happening around you

heads-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of heads-up (Entry 2 of 3)

US, informal : a message that tells or warns someone about something that is going to happen

heads up

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of heads up (Entry 3 of 3)

US, informal used to tell someone to look up because of possible danger

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