scarehead

noun
scare·​head | \ ˈsker-ˌhed How to pronounce scarehead (audio) \

Definition of scarehead

: a big, sensational, or alarming newspaper headline

First Known Use of scarehead

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scarehead was in 1887

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“Scarehead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scarehead. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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