Definition of headache
1 : pain in the head
2 : a vexatious or baffling situation or problem meetings had become a giant headache — Franklin Foer
headachyplay or less commonly
Examples of headache in a Sentence
I'm starting to get a headache.
The symptoms include fever and headache.
The city's biggest headache is traffic.
Managing your finances can be a real headache.
Recent Examples of headache from the Web
His next memory was waking up on the floor with a bloody nose and painful headache.
The great pig escape lasted a few hours Thursday, but motorists had a traffic headache for most of the day on Interstate 45.
Furthermore, anxiety is often overlooked as the source of disorders like substance abuse or addiction, or as a contributing factor to symptoms in conditions like migraine headache or irritable bowel syndrome.
Eggs are an awesome source of cysteine, which helps break down a headache-causing toxin that's produced when your body digests alcohol.
Retailers also worry the SNAP exemption will cause additional logistical headaches for stores, but the county this week adopted a temporary measure aimed at easing the burden on SNAP retailers during the first year the soda tax is in place.
Listeria symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
But the opposition has proven a headache for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, whose popularity seems to be slipping in the wake of economic liberalization reforms that deeply hurt Egyptians’ living standards even while winning global praise.
A few of the most common symptoms include blurred vision, headache, and dry eyes.
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First Known Use of headache
before 12th century
HEADACHE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of headache for Students
1 : pain in the head
2 : something that annoys or confuses This traffic is a real headache.
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