headphones etymology

English word headphones comes from English head, English phones ((informal) headphones.)

Detailed word origin of headphones

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
head English (eng) (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.. (intransitive) To form a head.. (intransitive) To move in a specified direction.. (intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.. (obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.. (transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.). (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball. To cut off the top of; to lop [...]
phones English (eng) (informal) headphones.
headphones English (eng) A pair of speakers worn over or in the ears so only the wearer can hear the sound.