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sick headache

noun
1.
Origin of sick headache
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • Lillie went to bed with sick headache, and lay two days after it, during which she cried and lamented incessantly.

    Pink and White Tyranny Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • All she can do is to have sick headache when she gets worn out.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • Mr. Hazeley had gone to his work, Harry and Alec to school, and the mother was in bed with a sick headache.

    The Hazeley Family A. E. Johnson
  • I think he has had at least five days of sick headache since you saw him.

  • The following morning found him with a sick headache and sore throat, and towards night he became delirious.

  • 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
  • She was burning with fever; something like a sick headache was weighing on her.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • Mother went about with a sick headache, and was continually melting into tears.

  • If you or I eat too much we have a sick headache or dyspepsia.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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.
See migraine.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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