headache

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noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

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

headachy

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headachey

\ˈhed-ˌā-kē\ adjective

Examples of headache in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

headache

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noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Definition of headache for English Language Learners

  • : an ache or pain in the head

  • : a difficult or annoying situation or problem


HEADACHE Defined for Kids

headache

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noun head·ache \ˈhed-ˌāk\

Definition of headache for Students

  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

headachy

\-ˌā-kē\play adjective


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