headache

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hevedeche, from Old English hēafodeċe, equivalent to head +‎ ache.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛdeɪk/
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Noun[edit]

A person with a headache.

headache (plural headaches)

  1. A pain or ache in the head.
    I have a splitting headache after that party last night.
    I advise you to take some painkillers for the headache, it's probably nothing serious.
  2. (figuratively) A nuisance or unpleasant problem.
    The clumsy filing system has been a huge headache.

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