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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A fan of heavy metal music: "metalheads being hoisted aloft and hurled across the arena floor” ( Darrell Laurant).

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  • n. Someone who listens to heavy metal music.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fan of heavy metal music

Etymologies

metal +‎ -head (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I don't want to be recognized by the world as a "metalhead" because people throw that term around very loosely.

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  • This is the kind of metalhead Anvil's Steve "Lips" Kudlow is and will always be.

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  • Through the leadership of Princess Leia Organa (the female twin of Jedi hero Luke Skywalker) and the support of a ragtag crew of misfits namely: Captain Hans Solo, the hairy ape-like Chewbacca and metalhead droids R2D2 and C3PO; the Alliance were successful in creating anarchy throughout the galaxy in their bid to end the reign of Dark Lord Sidious and the Empire.

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  • So, I would say that I negotiate being a feminist metalhead in the same way I negotiate being a feminist anywhere else.

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  • Historian, writer, and metalhead Helen Walden is, as those crazy kids say these days, totally killing it.

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  • John Whittingdale is a massive metalhead – he's into the lot.

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  • Also not seeming to have aged — or matured — a day since they left MTV's regular rotation 14 years ago, Mike Judge's chuckling metalhead morons Beavis & Butt-head are back 10/9c with new exploits and fresh pop-cultural targets to mock, including MTV reality swill like Jersey Shore and teen crazes like the Twilight phenom.

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  • As a metalhead feminist, I totally agree with what was said.

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  • Mostly, I'm just more worried about our government having the ability to censor having been a metalhead in the 80's (I read your Slate article and I'm glad it's a moot point).

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  • And my last girlfriend was a pretty major metalhead.

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