Words: fivehead and fourhead

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat May 4 21:11:42 UTC 2013

On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 3:56 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
> Title: 14 Of Our Favorite Celebrity Fiveheads
> Date: March 26th, 2013
> Website: starpulse.com
> [Begin excerpt]
> What's a 'fivehead'? Well, you've heard of a forehead, right? So then
> a fivehead must be a little bit bigger (there are even a few sixheads
> out there, as we'll point out later).
> . . .
> We're not saying these people are unattractive because of their
> copious craniums, its just all in good fun...
> [End excerpt]
> Urban dictionary has several relevant entries: fourhead, 5head,
> five-head, five head and five-head
> I did not see these terms at Word Spy. The ADS archive does not seem
> to have the term
> I do not search for early instances due to indolence.

Grant Barrett's old Double-Tongued site had an entry for _five-head_ with cites
back to 1984:



Ben Zimmer

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