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

Definition of pothead

: a person who frequently smokes marijuana

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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 For better or worse, Kevin Smith is known today as one of Hollywood’s most prominent potheads. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Smoking weed before massive heart attack saved Kevin Smith's life, director says," 3 May 2018 But this Friday he will be joined by tokers, potheads and dope fiends across the nation (especially folks in Denver) celebrating another 4/20 — the pot holiday with hazy origins that seems to get more popular every year. Editors, USA TODAY, "Barbara Bush viewing, gun violence protests and 4/20: 5 things to know Friday," 20 Apr. 2018 Studies in rats tend to use much higher doses of THC than even a committed pothead would absorb, and rodent adolescence is just a couple of weeks long—nothing like ours. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "What Pot Really Does to the Teen Brain," 1 Dec. 2017 My previous friendships had only helped me turn myself into a pothead. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Finding the Soundtrack to My Desert Life," 25 Apr. 2018 Greer seethes after her pothead parents don’t fill out her Yale financial-aid form correctly, thus consigning her to non-Ivy exile. Clare Mchugh, Time, "Meg Wolizter Explores Feminism and Friendship in The Female Persuasion," 5 Apr. 2018 Smart-girl Greer Kadetsky got into Yale, but has been relegated to a lowly state school when her pothead parents neglect to return a crucial financial aid form. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "Meg Wolitzer is having a Me Too moment with timely new novel, 'The Female Persuasion'," 2 Apr. 2018

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pothead

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

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