from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A fan of heavy metal music: "an arena full of headbangers holding their lighters aloft” ( Christopher John Farley).
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- n. One who dances by violently shaking the head in time to the music.
- n. one who enjoys heavy metal rock music, to which this sort of dance is usually performed.
- n. A mad or eccentric person.
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In part I object to such terminology on the personal grounds that I don't like being called a headbanger for liking grammar schools and moaning about absence of Tory support for NI's grammar schools.
If he grew up in your small town he would be known as headbanger, but John Martyn was more that that he was a gift of one.
The "headbanger" arrived in a police van and wasted little time in earning his nickname.
It came moments before she managed the impressive 'headbanger' spin just five weeks into the contest, a move dreaded by even professional skaters.
The former Emmerdale star revealed that she was terrified about the "headbanger", which involves her partner Daniel Whiston swinging her up and down from her ankles.
You drive around in a hot rod with flame decals and fight off enemies with your guitar tricks and recruit as your soldiers "headbanger" miners who crack rocks with their own heads.
"headbanger" who has played with numerous bands including the Finnish power metal group
((Auman)) is the latest group worth hearing in the local headbanger scene.
In defiance of local mores, he listened to KISS and Metallica "I was a total headbanger" or sat in theaters watching "Friday the 13th" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
This is the kind of incident that could only happen at Thistle – it was at around the same time that midfielder and headbanger Chic Charnley was "approached" by a gent wielding a samurai sword during training.