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sick headache

noun
1.
Origin of sick headache
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80
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Examples from the Web for sick headache
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  • Then he begins to blubber, and leak brine, and take on like a woman with a sick headache.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • The first variety to be considered is "sick headache" or migraine.

  • Nancy Preen awoke with a sick headache, and could not get up.

    Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • All she can do is to have sick headache when she gets worn out.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • I think he has had at least five days of sick headache since you saw him.

  • Miss Parsons was suffering with sick headache, and she herself could not leave her.

    Interrupted Pansy
  • Perhaps she had pleaded a sick headache and had retired to her room.

    A Bottle of Old Wine Richard O. Lewis
  • To begin with, Mrs. Dale was suffering from a sick headache the morning after.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • I never could see any glory in weak nerves or sick headache.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
  • She was burning with fever; something like a sick headache was weighing on her.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for sick headache

sick headache

noun
1.
a headache accompanied by nausea
2.
a nontechnical name for migraine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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sick headache in Medicine

sick headache n.
See migraine.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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