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headbanger

[hed-bang-er] /ˈhɛdˌbæŋ ər/
noun
1.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for head-banger

head-banger

noun (slang)
1.
a heavy-metal rock fan
2.
a crazy or stupid person
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Word Origin and History for head-banger

headbanger

n.

"devotee of heavy metal music," 1984, from head (n.) + agent noun from bang (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for head-banger

headbanger

noun

A devotee of heavy metal rock music, a style dating from the mid-1960s: Hip headbangers, it seems, want nothing more than to see Bon Jovi fall off the face of the earth/ The show's naked emotionality feels as false and forced as an arena full of headbangers holding their lighters aloft during a power ballad

[1970s+; fr the frenetic reactions of such persons to the music, including actual banging of the head]


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