head cold


a form of the common cold characterized especially by nasal congestion and sneezing.

Nearby words

  1. head above water, keep one's,
  2. head and shoulders above,
  3. head arrangement,
  4. head balance,
  5. head cap,
  6. head collar,
  7. head count,
  8. head dip,
  9. head fold,
  10. head for

Origin of head cold

First recorded in 1935–40

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Medicine definitions for head cold

head cold


A common cold mainly affecting the mucous membranes of the nasal passages, characterized by congestion, headache, and sneezing.

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