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    Another word for Petrolhead

    Hi there

    I used the word petrolhead the other day, but the people, to whom I was speaking did not know of that word. So I tried to come up with another word meaning the same thing, but I really just could not. So I am just curious to find out, other words that have got (almost) the same meaning as petrolhead.

    I am using the word petrolhead meaning a car fanatic (IMO a condescending term).

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    Re: Another word for Petrolhead

    Well, the word exists - petrolhead - Wiktionary - but I have never heard or seen it used.

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    Re: Another word for Petrolhead

    Not a teacher.

    I have seen the word "gearhead" used before. I don't know whether it is a well known term.

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    Re: Another word for Petrolhead

    Quote Originally Posted by lo2 View Post
    Hi there

    I used the word petrolhead the other day, but the people, to whom I was speaking did not know of that word. So I tried to come up with another word meaning the same thing, but I really just could not. So I am just curious to find out, other words that have got (almost) the same meaning as petrolhead.

    I am using the word petrolhead meaning a car fanatic (IMO a condescending term).
    The term "motorhead" is used for persons interested in hands-on car repair and maintenance.

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    Re: Another word for Petrolhead

    Ah ok.

    So can you conclude that "petrolhead" is BrE and "gearhead" is AmE respecitvely?

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