head cold

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

Origin:
1935–40

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

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Marion had symptoms of a head cold and will see if he feels better prior to tipoff in order to play.
No medicine can make the ubiquitous head cold go away.
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