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-head

1.
a native English suffix meaning “state of being” (godhead; maidenhead), occurring in words now mostly archaic or obsolete, many being superseded by forms in -hood.
Origin
Middle English -hede, Old English *-hǣdu, feminine of -hād -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for -head

-head

combining form
1.
indicating a person having a preoccupation as specified breadhead
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-head

combining word

Addicted to or using the narcotic specified: acidhead/ pothead (1911+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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