deadhead deadhead  /ˈdɛd ˌhɛd/


  1. (n) a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way
  2. (n) a train or bus or taxi traveling empty


  1. It gets into their ordinary TV sets through an adapter, which puts STV programs onto Channel 6 a deadhead channel in Los Angeles.
  2. After years of trimming and timidity, Mends-France had struck off the deadhead of France's postwar malaiseimmo bilisme.
  3. From the moment Trouper Verdon turns plain Essie into a glittering song-and-dance girl, Redhead stops being deadhead.


  • Don’t miss your chance to fertilize, prune

    The middle of July brings questions on summer maintenance. This is your last chance to control the size of some fall and autumn blooming perennials by getting snippy with mums, phlox, sedum Autumn Joy and delphiniums. Continue to deadhead or remove faded flowers from annuals and perennials to encourage more summer blooms.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

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  1. Chairman and CEO Steve Russell commented, "The June quarter results showed marked improvement in operating metrics. Average miles per week per tractor was the best since December 2006, and up about two percent from June 2007. Deadhead miles, at 9.7...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Steve Russell Source: Business Wire (press release)

  2. The university, located in a hippie-friendly city 75 miles south of San Francisco, already teaches a popular undergraduate course about the Grateful Dead's music, and is known as "a hotbed of current Deadhead culture," said Bob Weir, the group's...
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Bob Weir Source: New York Times

  3. "I didn't either, at first. I've never been a Deadhead," said Greene. "But I've been hanging with Phil, and he gave me a stack of Dead stuff."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Jackie Greene Source: Aspen Times

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