pot·​head | \ ˈpät-ˌhed How to pronounce pothead (audio) \

Definition of pothead

: a person who frequently smokes marijuana

Examples of pothead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web America's proudest pothead has decided to hang up his joint. NBC News, "Willie Nelson says he stopped smoking pot to 'take better care' of himself," 3 Dec. 2019 Our ostensible hero, Moondog (a blissed-out, slack-jawed Matthew McConaughey), is a celebrated pothead-poet who stumbles through in a kind of a devil-may-care delirium. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch on Hulu while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic," 3 Apr. 2020 Frost Wellness trend: CBD Before 2010, only cannabis researchers and the most dedicated of potheads had heard of cannabidiol. Oliver Staley, Quartzy, "The 2010s will be remembered as the decade of avocado toast and BTS," 29 Nov. 2019 During halftime those ramps would be, er, loaded with potheads. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Swaggy P’s blunt assessment: Warriors coach Steve Kerr rolls the best joint in the NBA," 12 July 2019 Since then, MacGyver-ish tobacco smokers and potheads have done extensive research on secret spots to light up in the park. Sunset, "Going to Disney? Leave the Juul, the Double-Wide Bugaboo, and Your Dry Ice at Home," 22 Jan. 2018 My tenure as a podhead has sustained and outlasted two pregnancies, two career shifts, and a recent foray into being a pothead (edibles, to help me sleep). Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Confessions of a Pod Person," 27 May 2019 That doesn’t mean toking up in front of them — from both the parenting and pothead perspectives, there are reasons that might be a bad idea. Robin Abrahams, BostonGlobe.com, "Miss Conduct’s common sense rules for socializing in the age of legal pot," 19 June 2018 And Tommy doesn’t just play a pothead on the big screen. Eric Mercado, Los Angeles Magazine, "Living the High Life (Sort of) at Tommy Chong’s 80th Birthday Party," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of pothead

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Pothead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pothead. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pothead

US, informal : a person who smokes a lot of marijuana

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