juicehead

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Etymology[edit]

From juice +‎ -head. Juice is a reference to protein shakes, anabolic steroids, and other performance enhancing drugs, many of which are taken in liquid form and called juice by analogy.

Noun[edit]

juicehead (plural juiceheads)

  1. (slang, dated) An alcoholic.
  2. (slang) A bodybuilder that uses, or appears to use, steroids and is of poor intellect or by extension any large male.
    • 1995. "Black Belt", Page 91
      A How to increase the natural anabolic effects in your system so you pile on muscle like a juice-head!
    • 2002. Rick Collins, "Legal muscle: anabolics in America"
      I'm also a seasoned juice head. During this tenure in muscledom, to say I've seen It all is a severe understatement, especially considering I spent 20 years of it training at the "Mecca of bodybuilding," Gold's Gym in Venice
    • 2010. Andrea Renzoni, Eric Renzoni, "Fuhgeddaboudit!: From Fist-Pumping to Family Restaurant", Page 118
      My ideal man would be Italian, dark, muscles, juicehead, Guido.

Usage notes[edit]

May be a mildly pejorative term, but not so when used as a term of endearment or by those partaking, especially amongst themselves.