noun Date: 1979 a musician who performs hard rock; also a fan of hard rock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • headbanger — devotee of heavy metal music, 1984, from HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + agent noun from BANG (Cf. bang) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • headbanger — ☆ headbanger [hed′baŋ΄ər ] n. a devotee, fan, or performer of HEAVY METAL: see HEADBANGING …   English World dictionary

  • Headbanger — Headbangen Headbangen (auch „Headbanging“ oder „Bangen“) ist eine Tanzform, die hauptsächlich von Metal Fans praktiziert wird. Beim Headbangen wird der Kopf im Takt der Musik schnell vor und rückwärts, seitwärts, im Kreis oder in Achterform… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Headbanger — Headbang Headbang Le headbang, ou headbanging est un type de danse impliquant de violents mouvements de la tête en cadence avec la musique, le plus souvent du heavy metal même si des danses similaires ont été pratiquées depuis longtemps sur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • headbanger — UK [ˈhedˌbæŋə(r)] / US [ˈhedˌbæŋər] noun [countable] Word forms headbanger : singular headbanger plural headbangers informal 1) someone who likes loud rock music 2) an insulting word for someone who you think is crazy …   English dictionary

  • headbanger — n a. a devotee of heavy metal rock music who expresses excitement by frenzied shaking and even literal banging of the head in time to the music. The practice and term originated in the early 1970s. b. a person who behaves in a relentlessly… …   Contemporary slang

  • headbanger — /hed bang euhr/, n. metalhead. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • headbanger — noun a) One who dances by violently shaking the head in time to the music. b) By extension, one who enjoys heavy metal rock music, to which this sort of dance is usually performed …   Wiktionary

  • Headbanger — one who engages in headbanging …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • headbanger — Australian Slang one who engages in headbanging …   English dialects glossary

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