jar·​head ˈjär-ˌhed How to pronounce jarhead (audio)

Examples of jarhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mike Ferazzi lived to ride his motorcycle with his brothers, members of the Jarheads, a group of bikers comprised of, well, jarheads, Marines. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2019 When jarhead coders wrote their own version of Doom II, putting players in landscapes that resembled the Iraqi desert and other likely theaters of battle, Vaughn played it day and night. Steve Silberman, WIRED, 1 Oct. 2002

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jarhead was in 1935

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“Jarhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarhead. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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