met·​al·​head | \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌhed How to pronounce metalhead (audio) \

Definition of metalhead

: a fan or performer of heavy metal

Examples of metalhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Launched last month — with Nathan Lane channeling the middle ground between theater kid and metalhead while introducing Metallica — the account does exactly what its name promises. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2021 Elsewhere, Rodarte is looking to the motifs of metalhead merch for its sweatshirt selection. Georgia Murray,, 25 Feb. 2021 Alexandrio Daddario, Maddie Hasson and Amy Forsyth are all terrific as a trio of best buds, who meet up with three hard-partying metalheads in the parking lot outside a rock show. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2020 On Tuesday night, thousands of metalheads converged on the Pepsi Center in Denver for the Knotfest Roadshow, a mini metal fest headlined by the band Slipknot. The Know Staff, The Know, 7 Aug. 2019 No luck so far, but the 47-year-old metalhead from Oshawa, Ontario, is enjoying his moment of fame. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2019 The book will be available for purchase in November, but devoted metalheads and future godparents can pre-order it now. Aj Willingham, CNN, 11 July 2019 Police then found the aging metalheads at 3 a.m. at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest heavy metal festival. Fox News Staff, Fox News, 6 Aug. 2018 This was where industrial metalheads collided with club culture, where late nights blurred into morning. Vogue, 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of metalhead

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Metalhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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