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cut heads v. to compare musical skill in an informal competition; to hold a jam session. Editorial Note: This is directly related to to cut ‘to hold an (informal) musical competition,’ which dates to at least the 1930’s and possibly to the 1920’s. The competition is sometimes called a cutting contest. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • Thanks for all of the great stories. I have a question. What is the origin of the term “cutting heads”. I always thought that it had to do with the killing floors where animals were slaughtered. Can you help find me the answer?

    Thanks,
    Tim

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