Definition of head cold in English:

head cold

Syllabification: head cold

noun

  • A common cold characterized by congested nasal passages, sneezing, and headache.
    More example sentences
    • A head cold hit me like an anvil last week, and that usually means I'm going to feel too dopey or muddled to write a review.
    • I'd been suffering from a mild head cold all week and after five days of suffering had finally decided to take action.
    • The head cold I predicted last Monday hit me on Tuesday and was followed closely by exhaustion on Wednesday and a temperature on Thursday.

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