Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Five hundred years of the vulgar tongue

‘Quite simply the best historical dictionary of English slang there is, ever has been […] or is ever likely to be’​ — Journal of English Language and Linguistics

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headcase, n. [1950s+] 1. an eccentric, bizarre person. 2. someone undergoing, or in need of, psychiatric treatment. 3. a violent person, a psychotic. 4. a state of psychosis. 5. a clever person, or one who believes themselves to be so.