heads-up

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

Definition of heads-up

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

heads-up

adjective

Definition of heads-up (Entry 2 of 3)

: alert, resourceful heads-up football

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

Noun

1981, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1913, in the meaning defined above

Interjection

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Heads-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heads-up. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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