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deadhead

1. verb To drive a vehicle that is empty of freight or passengers. Can you deadhead this truck back to its point of origin?
2. noun One who is regarded as dumb, dull, or stupid. Did you see the guy who's wearing two different shoes? What a deadhead.
3. noun A fan of the rock band the Grateful Dead. I used to be a deadhead when I was younger, but I've lost interest in the Grateful Dead over the years.
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deadhead

1. n. a stupid person. Wow, are you a deadhead!
2. tv. & in. [for someone] to return an empty truck, train, airplane, etc., to where it came from. I deadheaded back to Los Angeles.
3. n. a follower of the rock group the Grateful Dead. My son is a deadhead and travels all over listening to these guys.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"All right, Clarence; now tell this lad here that I'm a friend of yours and a dead-head; and that he must be discreet and say nothing about this visit of mine."
Also known as dead-heads or ferry flights, empty legs are flights without passengers on board when an aircraft needs to be moved.
He dead-heads the roses With little ado And chops up some carrots To go in the stew.
B Carol dead-heads her Rosa 'Sander's White' to keep it flowering Regenerate...
Dahlia flowers don't last long but a single plant can produce scores, even hundreds of flowers - if it's dead-headed diligently.
He never attended college, but is the dean of the Dead-heads and plays a mean electric guitar.
Snip off the flowers of bedding and container plants such as petunias and pelargoniums and you will return to a fresh flush of bloom rather than a display of dead-heads.
Dead-headed rhododendrons and azaleas will flower better next year.