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From Middle English lustyhede, lustiheed, equivalent to lusty +‎ -head. Compare lustihood.


lustihead (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Lustfulness, delight; licentiousness.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.xi:
      in those Tapets weren fashioned / Many faire pourtraicts, and many a faire feate, / And all of loue, and all of lusty-hed [...].
    • 1909, Francis Thompson, The Hound of Heaven
      In the rash lustihead of my young powers, / I shook the pillaring hours / And pulled my life upon me; grimed with smears, / I stand amid the dust o’ the mounded years— / My mangled youth lies dead beneath the heap.