Definition of headache
- meetings had become a giant headache
- —Franklin Foer
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.
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before 12th century
: an ache or pain in the head
: a difficult or annoying situation or problem
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