A crackhead is a slang term for someone who is addicted to or does a lot of the drug crack cocaine. The word is more generally used to insult someone considered to be acting like a crackhead , that is, wildly and stupidly. Crack is a form of cocaine that people smoke for a short but intense high. During the s—90s, the United States faced a crack cocaine epidemic. It was during this time that the slang word crack entered the mainstream lexicon. The slang crack is thought to come from the sound made when the drug is warmed in preparation for smoking. Head , here is used as a combining form to indicate a preoccupation. Crackhead , for a habitual user of crack , is recorded in the s, including in a Time magazine article about the epidemic.
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Last edited on Mar 02 One who is unintelligent, absent minded. She is such a crack head. See more words with the same meaning: drug user.
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