1. a drunkard.
|Mysteries and Miseries of N.Y. I 116: ‘Swell-head.’ A bloated drunkard.|
|Wilmington Jrnl (NC) 29 Mar. 5/3: A swell-head came [...] he had an empty bottle, and his noise was like a cancer.|
2. (US black) one who has passed out through drug use.
|Jailhouse Jargon and Street Sl. [unpub. ms.].|
3. see bustskull under bust v.1