Synonyms for deadheads

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ded-hed
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɛdˌhɛd

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Définition of deadheads

Origin :
  • by 1974 in sense of "devotee of the rock music band the Grateful Dead;" earlier (with lower-case) "one who rides for free on the railroads" (1866), and "non-paying spectator" (1841).
  • As in bore : noun nuisance
  • As in delinquent : noun criminal, often young
Example sentences :
  • The case of myself and the deadheads of other nights is quite different.
  • Extract from : « Our Stage and Its Critics » by "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
  • Why should "bigots" be conciliated; or "deadheads" receive so much consideration?
  • Extract from : « Against Home Rule (1912) » by Various
  • There were deadheads in abundance, mostly officials and politicians.
  • Extract from : « The History of the Telephone » by Herbert N. Casson
  • This being the case, Ghosts was, and if played again will, be witnessed by an audience mainly composed of "Deadheads."
  • Extract from : « Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, March 21, 1891 » by Various
  • There were just seven deadheads on the car, excluding myself, and they were not a bit glad to see me.
  • Extract from : « An American Hobo in Europe » by Ben Goodkind
  • If a new way of securing exemption were discovered, the whole fraternity of deadheads soon knew of it.
  • Extract from : « Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama » by Walter L. Fleming
  • "There are no deadheads admitted to the show," said the ticket agent, firmly.
  • Extract from : « The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus » by Horatio Alger Jr.
  • Seeing what service they render to the managers the deadheads are perhaps entitled to the protection of the phrase "de mortuis."
  • Extract from : « Our Stage and Its Critics » by "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
  • She ceases, and amid wild cheers from the paying part of the audience, silent approval from the deadheads, and shouts of "Hooroo!"
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 29, October 15, 1870 » by Various
  • This will be a welcome change, for in most of the theatres nowadays one sees a preponderance of Deadheads.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914 » by Various

Antonyms for deadheads

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