Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The headline of a news story.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of head.
  • n. A simplified spelling of head.

Etymologies

Deliberately altered spelling of head, to distinguish the word as not belonging in the story. Compare lede ("lead, introduction"). (Wiktionary)

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