Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
  2. (noun, person) a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Deadhead

Hypernyms: nonworker, public transport

Origin of the word Deadhead

  1. 1970s in sense of "devotee of the band the Grateful Dead;" earlier "train or truck carrying no passengers or freight" (1911) and "non-paying spectator" (1841). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Deadhead

2d, 3-d, 3d, d, d-day, d.a., d.o.a., da, da'wah, dad, dada, daddy, dado, dah, dat, data, date, dated, daw, dawah, day, day-to-day, dd, ddi, ddt, de, dea, dead, dead ahead, dead heat, deadeye, deadwood, death, death duty, ded, deed, deity

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