head cold

noun

Definition of head cold 

: a common cold centered in the nasal passages and adjacent mucous tissues

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Spiked ice tea, on the other hand, was more reminiscent of a head cold thanks to a lingering DayQuil taste. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Paula Deen vs. Buddy V: S.A.’s Celebrity Restaurant Smackdown," 7 May 2018 Obama on Clinton's 'Choice' Obama responds, via Richard Wolffe: Obama, struggling with a head cold that forced him to blow his nose in midspeech, tried to deliver a punch against both rivals in Dallas. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 In all my years of head colds, never once has a doctor sent me home with a prescription for shots. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, "Not too shoddy: A mug of hot toddy | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Jan. 2018 In all my years of head colds, never once has a doctor sent me home with a prescription for shots. M. Carrie Allan, charlotteobserver, "It may not cure your cold, but the hot toddy sure can warm your heart | Charlotte Observer," 23 Jan. 2018 Untitled was energetic in a way that many people loved but that drove me mad — though a bad head cold didn’t help. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Art at the fairs, in the galleries: A January guide," 10 Jan. 2018 God doesn't send the storms or head colds -- those are the result of living in our very human world. Leslie Anne Tarabella, AL.com, "He makes me lie down in green pastures," 9 Oct. 2017 Every song on this record is fantastic and punchy…and catchy as a head cold. USA TODAY, "Playlist: What's J. Roddy Walston & the Business listening to?," 28 Sep. 2017

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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head cold

noun

English Language Learners Definition of head cold

: a cold that mainly affects areas in your nose, throat, etc., and that makes breathing difficult

head cold

noun

Medical Definition of head cold 

: a common cold centered in the nasal passages and adjacent mucous tissues

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