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
Traveling with a suitcase has become an expensive headache for airline flyers.
His mother went to lie down because of a headache, leaving Jaydon in the care of Hall, according to JPSO spokesman Col.
Kerr factor Warriors head coach Steve Kerr continues to deal with migraine headaches stemming from his back surgery nearly two years ago.
His headaches and pain turned out to be from the cancer.
Without extensive training, lack of oxygen can bring on serious frostbite, as well as a condition called hypoxia that affects the brain, causing headaches, hallucinations and eventually death.
By his own admission, Neil Walker's homecoming to Pittsburgh a year ago was a bit of a headache.
And considering British Airways recently revealed that leg-room will get even tighter on its short haul flights around Europe, a hassle-free train journey without the headaches of airports and air rage sounds pretty appealing.
There's no reason to open that headache if something were to happen to the relationship.
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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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