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[hed-ey-kee] /ˈhɛdˌeɪ ki/
having a headache.
accompanied by or causing headaches:
a headachy cold.
Origin of headachy
First recorded in 1820-30; headache + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He held the cup out to the Minion, who, pale and headachy, was lying with his back to the dish of pork.

    Latitude 19 degree Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
  • But Clarence, sick and headachy, did not notice these signs of strong emotion.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • No one had seen her, however, and a vague report that she was “headachy” sent the searcher indoors to further her inquiries.

    Tom and Some Other Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • He was in his bedroom, wrapped up in a blanket, shivering and hot and headachy.

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • The Squire was unusually taciturn—Mrs. Hazeldean thoughtful—Mrs. Dale languid, and headachy.

  • Nina was asleep; to Ward, who was headachy and feverish, she had paid a late visit.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
  • Then we all three went for a walk, but I was tired and headachy, and turned back.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • She was so tired of Caroline, so tired of wasting time, so headachy from the heavy meals and lack of exercise!

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • Mr. Read was growling and headachy;—Josephine in her worst humor, and itching to vent it.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • The squire was unusually taciturn, Mrs. Hazeldean thoughtful, Mrs. Dale languid and headachy.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for headachy


suffering from, caused by, or likely to cause a headache
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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