Alright, so here’s Thursday’s Word with yet another entry. This time I have a different source for this more involved word. While it is still fairly obscure, it does have some interesting uses. Hope this helps! 🙂
Definition: “A fan and follower of the rock group the Grateful Dead”; “a commercial carrier with no paying passengers or freight on a trip”; “a passenger or member of an audience with a free ticket”; “a boring or unenterprising person”; “a sunken or partially submerged log”;
“(of a commercial driver, etc.) complete a trip without paying passengers or freight”; “ride (in a plane or other vehicle) without paying for a ticket”; “remove dead flower heads from (a plant) to encourage further blooming” (New Oxford American Dictionary)
Backstory: This time this word came from my screensaver, which is set to display a different random word every day. In this case, it turned out that the word was deadhead. I thought it was intriguing, and so decided to share it with you. =P
Honestly, the name for partially submerged logs makes sense. I mean, they’re dead, and it’s like the “head” of the log or whatever. Who knows? I might just throw deadhead into my writing just for kicks.