Etymology
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ball-club (n.)

also ballclub, "association of players of a ball game," 1845, from ball (n.1) + club (n.) in the "social organization" sense.

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club-moss (n.)

1590s, from club (n.) + moss. So called for the club shape of its upright spore-cases.

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head-butt (n.)

also headbutt, 1935, from head (n.) + butt (n.5). As a verb, by 1946. Related: Head-butting (1917 as a noun).

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shit-head (n.)

also shithead, "objectionable or contemptible person," by 1961, from shit (n.) + head (n.). Piece of shit for "contemptible person" is by 1916; shit-sack or shitsack in this sense is noted by 1769, in reference to the time of Charles II, as an "opprobrious appellation by which the Nonconformists were vulgarly distinguished." Simple shit (n.) for "obnoxious person" is by 1510s.

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match-head (n.)

"piece of some chemical composition with which a match is tipped," 1860, from match (n.1) + head (n.).

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spear-head (n.)

c. 1400, from spear (n.1) + head (n.). Figurative sense of "leading element" (of an attack, movement, etc.) is attested from 1893; the verb in this sense is recorded from 1938. Related: Spearheaded; spearheading.

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head-shrinker (n.)

also headshrinker, 1926 in literal sense, from head (n.) + agent noun from shrink (v.); as U.S. slang for "psychologist," by 1950.

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raw-head (n.)

also rawhead, name of a nursery specter or "scare-child" (usually coupled with bloody-bones), early 16c., from raw (adj.) + head (n.).

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