noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

: an ache or pain in the head

: a difficult or annoying situation or problem

Full Definition of HEADACHE

:  pain in the head
:  a vexatious or baffling situation or problem <meetings had become a giant headache — Franklin Foer>
head·achy 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.

First Known Use of HEADACHE

before 12th century

Other Medicine Terms

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HEADACHY Defined for Kids


noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Definition of HEADACHE for Kids

:  pain in the head
:  something that annoys or confuses <This traffic is a real headache.>
Medical Dictionary


noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Medical Definition of HEADACHE

:  pain in the head—called also cephalalgia
head·achy \-ˌā-kē\ adjective


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