hophead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hop +‎ -head

Noun[edit]

hophead (plural hopheads)

  1. (US, slang) A drug addict.
    • 1990, John Updike, Rabbit at Rest, Knopf:
      Why should we all go around on tiptoe forever pretending the kid's not a hophead?
  2. (UK, slang) a beer enthusiast
  3. A home brewer.