metalhead

noun

met·​al·​head ˈme-tᵊl-ˌhed How to pronounce metalhead (audio)
: a fan or performer of heavy metal

Examples of metalhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, the festival will be held twice, Anas said, to cater to metalheads from across Indonesia and around the world. Heather Chen, CNN, 27 June 2024 Demna made a point of emulating skate wear, goth, metalhead and punk subcultures. Merle Ginsberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 June 2024 Imagine a Venn diagram where one circle is filled with country music fans and the other is filled with metalheads. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2024 The Netflix smash sensation did not receive an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nomination from the Television Academy this year, nor did Sadie Sink as tomboy Max and Joseph Quinn as metalhead Eddie despite their standout performances. Nick Romano, EW.com, 12 July 2023 An ardent metalhead and community college dropout who was shaped by a turbulent immigrant experience, the 29-year-old Magana has built his company around supporting artists who are often isolated by their creativity, and by their oddness. WIRED, 19 Oct. 2023 Asked if there was a secret metalhead among their ranks, Hueningkai speaks up immediately. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 14 Oct. 2023 And while some metalheads might disagree, singing does not equal screaming. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 11 Oct. 2023 Undoubtedly, in those days no one in this tribe of shaggy metalheads could count on dozens of taco stands ready to serve. Alan Hernández Pastén, SPIN, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metalhead was in 1982

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“Metalhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metalhead. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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