There are 2 definitions of -head in English:

-head1

suffix

  • Equivalent to -hood: maidenhead

Origin

Middle English -hed, -hede.

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Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
noun
a tortoiseshell cat

There are 2 definitions of -head in English:

-head2

combining form

  • 1Denoting the front, forward, or upper part or end of a specified thing: spearhead masthead
  • 2Forming informal nouns expressing disparagement of a person: airhead dumbhead
  • 3Forming informal nouns denoting an addict or habitual user of a specified drug: crackhead
  • 3.1Forming informal nouns denoting an enthusiast of a particular thing: he’s a total soccer-head

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