Archaic derogatory term used to describe females (probably African American) of questionable virtue and/or with poor grooming habits. Little balls of lint, dust, detritus, etc. become snarled or entangled in the woman's unwashed hair, usually from sleeping in a dirty bed. Implying trashiness or tackiness, lower-class status, poor hygiene, flakiness. May imply promiscuity, but not necessarily. As described by 40's Blues Musician; Doug Clamfoot Quattlebaum - "Pepper Head Woman". See Ho
Ain’t nobody gonna be down there 'cept dem Hos and Pepper Head Gals.