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sick headache

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noun
  1. migraine.

Origin of sick headache

First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for sick headache

Historical Examples

  • None whatever; I have been suffering with a sick-headache all day.

    Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • She had a sick-headache; I am curious to know how she gets rid of it.

  • "Bless the child, it's nothin' but a sick-headache," whispered Emma.

  • Her look of dismay, and vehement disclaimer—'Inside of you, Miss, when you have just had a sick-headache for five days!'

  • The good soul had had yesterday to atone for the commotion of her sympathizing heart with sick-headache.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)

    Jean Paul Friedrich Richter


British Dictionary definitions for sick headache

sick headache

noun
  1. a headache accompanied by nausea
  2. a nontechnical name for migraine
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sick headache in Medicine

sick headache

n.
  1. migraine