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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Winners have ranged from Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion, who competed for Switzerland in 1988, to frightful mask-wearing Finnish metalheads Lordi in 2006 and bearded Austrian drag performer Conchita Wurst in 2014. Jill Lawless, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 May 2023 Stranger Things fans fell in love with Joseph Quinn's metalhead Eddie Munson in season 4. Nick Romano,, 13 Apr. 2023 The SpongeBob Rave in Manhattan welcomed metalheads, first-time ravers, the cross between the two in droves, Vermonties, Connecticutants, Tex-hens, cats from Houston, K-poppers, Philadolphins, English-women, Russians with humors like ice beneath black leather jackets, and Long Island mites. Riley Van Steward, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2023 There was a time when being a rocker or a metalhead in Mexico was a crime in the eyes of the state. Alan Hernández Pastén, SPIN, 2 Mar. 2023 Apparently, Angelo could have been a metalhead. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 12 Dec. 2022 Eddie Munson is a devoted metalhead. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 12 July 2022 Wilson cuts a gently imposing figure at age 56, with horn-rimmed glasses intensifying a fairly penetrating glare, with a fashion sense that’s about halfway between aging metalhead and Minivan Rock Dad. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 3 Feb. 2022 Night also spoke about loving classic punk records as a kid (the Cramps, the Ramones, the Clash), eschewing her metalhead mom’s favorite band, Motley Crue. Spin Contributor, SPIN, 17 Jan. 2023 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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