hesher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Hessian: so called due to long hair and warlike personality akin to that of the Hessian mercenaries.

Noun[edit]

hesher (plural heshers)

  1. (slang) A diehard enthusiast of heavy metal music.
    • 1994, SPIN (volume 9, number 12, page 30)
      You remember the heshers. Those guys who hung out in the back corner of the high-school parking lot, listening to the Scorps on the stereo in their souped-up Chevy Nova with the mag wheels and dual overhead cams.
    • 2012, Stewart Dean Ebersole, ‎Jared Castaldi, ‎David A. Ensminger, Barred for Life (page 76)
      To be a hesher, you blared the more rebellious Heavy Metal music of the day (AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept), drove a muddy pick-up truck to school every day, and wore a blue jean jacket and shit-kicker boots everywhere.

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