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

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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, "At the Registry of Motor Vehicles, deadly inefficiency," 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, "The United States of America v. Adam Vaughn," 1 Oct. 2002

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Jarhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarhead. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jarhead

US slang : a member of the United States Marine Corps

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