headbanger

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Etymology[edit]

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From head + bang + -er, referring to the dance move of shaking the head in time with the music.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

headbanger (plural headbangers)

  1. One who dances by violently shaking the head in time to the music.
  2. (by extension) one who enjoys heavy metal rock music, to which this sort of dance is usually performed.
  3. A mad or eccentric person.

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