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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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  • But Clarence, sick and headachy, did not notice these signs of strong emotion.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • He was never quite well at sea, but was headachy and uncomfortable.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Then we all three went for a walk, but I was tired and headachy, and turned back.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • He was in his bedroom, wrapped up in a blanket, shivering and hot and headachy.

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • Nina was asleep; to Ward, who was headachy and feverish, she had paid a late visit.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
  • 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
  • The Squire was unusually taciturn—Mrs. Hazeldean thoughtful—Mrs. Dale languid, and headachy.

  • When I complained that the scent everywhere was making me headachy, Betty said she liked it.

    My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins
  • The squire was unusually taciturn, Mrs. Hazeldean thoughtful, Mrs. Dale languid and headachy.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The car wheels played a headachy tune to the metre of the Phœbe-Snow-upon-the-road-of-anthracite verses.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
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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