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

Definition of pothead

: a person who frequently smokes marijuana

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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 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

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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

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