Informal a fan or performer of heavy metal music
Origin of headbangersee headbanging
A fan of heavy metal music: “an arena full of headbangers holding their lighters aloft” (Christopher John Farley).
- One who dances by violently shaking the head in time to the music.
- (by extension) one who enjoys heavy metal rock music, to which this sort of dance is usually performed.
- A mad or eccentric person.