headache

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From Middle English hevedeche, from Old English hēafodeċe (pain in the head, headache), equivalent to head +‎ ache.

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A person with a headache.

headache (plural headaches)

  1. A pain or ache in the head.
  2. (figurative) A nuisance or unpleasant problem.
    The clumsy filing system has been a huge headache.

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