pothead

noun

pot·​head ˈpät-ˌhed How to pronounce pothead (audio)
: a person who frequently smokes marijuana

Examples of pothead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Breakout star Snoop still entices a mindless constituency through partisan pothead epithets that might even embarrass RINOs on the GOP debate stage. Armond White, National Review, 15 Nov. 2023 Most people see the humor in it, and the way the woozy sonic touches play into the exploits of a pothead. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 8 Mar. 2023 He was suspended for nearly three seasons and became a national punchline as the pothead who threw away his career. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2022 To impress her office crush Colin (Dylan O’Brien), a callow pothead-turned-globe-trotting influencer with a grotty Pete Davidson-esque charisma, Danni concocts a phony invitation to a writers retreat in Paris. Amy Nicholson, Variety, 20 July 2022 America's proudest pothead has decided to hang up his joint. NBC News, 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, 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, 29 Nov. 2019 During halftime those ramps would be, er, loaded with potheads. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, 12 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pothead was in 1957

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“Pothead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pothead. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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pothead

noun
pot·​head ˈpät-ˌhed How to pronounce pothead (audio)
: a person who frequently smokes marijuana

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