Definition of headbutt in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdbʌt/


An aggressive and forceful thrust with the top of the head into the face or body of another person: he tries a headbutt, which I dodge
More example sentences
  • Well I'm with Adam B - I don't think it was a particularly good headbutt - if indeed a headbutt can be good.
  • I got a headbutt early on that cut my eye and the ref didn't respond like he's supposed to.
  • Having recovered from the headbutt, it was followed up by an immediate thrusting of the defendant's hand into his face.


[with object]
Attack (someone) with a headbutt: while I have him by the lapels I headbutt him across the face
More example sentences
  • Arming himself with a snooker cue he knocked on Mr Murphy's door, headbutted him and began an attack lasting more than five minutes.
  • Because of a severe stroke he suffered in 2001 which left him unable to speak, he was unable to answer and the youth attacked him with a bottle before headbutting him several times.
  • A disabled man was attacked by a laughing thug who punched and headbutted him to the ground.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: head|butt

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.