Deadhead - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdedhed|  American pronunciation of the word deadhead
Brit.  |ˈdɛdhɛd|  British pronunciation of the word deadhead

noun

- a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way

the deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as possible

- a train or bus or taxi traveling empty

Examples

...people knew that he was a deadhead and voted for him anyway...

She's out in the garden deadheading the rosebushes.

the deadheads on the payroll should be eased out as fast as possible

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: deadhead
he/she/it: deadheads
present participle: deadheading
past tense: deadheaded
past participle: deadheaded
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