fivehead

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English[edit]

Portrait of Marie Antoinette showing her fivehead.

Etymology[edit]

Blend of five +‎ forehead. Wordplay based on adding one to the "fore" (homophonous to four) of forehead, thus implying a brow that is larger than average.

Noun[edit]

fivehead (plural fiveheads)

  1. (humorous) A large forehead.
    • 1997 October 31, Anita Gates, “Theater Review: Magic That's Made Comic, and Comedy That's Magic”, in The New York Times[1]:
      His splashiest trick is balancing a glass of grape juice on his forehead (which is so big, he says, that everyone calls it a fivehead) while playing the ukulele, whistling and doing a backward somersault.
    • 2008, Gregory Hartley, I Can Read You Like a Book: How to Spot the Messages and Emotions People Are Really Sending with Their Body, ReadHowYouWant.com, →ISBN, page 63:
      It also helps that my hair has left for higher ground and instead of a forehead, as the joke goes, I have a fivehead.
    • 2009 October 13, Stephanie Klein, Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp, HarperCollins, →ISBN, →OL, page 196:
      For starters, thin me tanned easily and didn't have a forehead so wide it was called a fivehead.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:fivehead.