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headache

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noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Simple Definition of headache

  • : an ache or pain in the head

  • : a difficult or annoying situation or problem

Full Definition of headache

  1. 1 :  pain in the head

  2. 2 :  a vexatious or baffling situation or problem <meetings had become a giant headache — Franklin Foer>

head·achyplay also head·achey \-ˌā-kē\ adjective

Examples of headache

  1. I'm starting to get a headache.

  2. The symptoms include fever and headache.

  3. The city's biggest headache is traffic.

  4. Managing your finances can be a real headache.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of headache

before 12th century



HEADACHE Defined for Kids

headache

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noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Definition of headache

  1. 1 :  pain in the head

  2. 2 :  something that annoys or confuses <This traffic is a real headache.>




Medical Dictionary

headache

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noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Medical Definition of headache

  1. :  pain in the head—called also cephalalgia

  2. head·achy \-ˌā-kē\play adjective





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