scare·​head ˈsker-ˌhed How to pronounce scarehead (audio)
: a big, sensational, or alarming newspaper headline

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scarehead was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Scarehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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