- Informal. a pain in the abdomen or bowels.
- Informal. to complain; grumble.
Origin of bellyache
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Examples from the Web for bellyache
Well Andy Rooney did and nearly gave himself a bellyache over the results.The 7 Best Andy Rooney Kvetches
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One day when visiting his sick wife I remembered the old story of his bellyache, and wanted to know how it then was.
Let 'em find the sugar tub when their ma is to meetin' an' they won't worry 'bout the bellyache till it comes.In the Days of Poor Richard</p>
Dzewaka was at the height of his fame, when, on a certain day, Buddha happened to be troubled with bellyache.The Life or Legend of Gaudama
Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
"Well, I'm not a nuisance yet with rheumatics and bellyache," observed Lady Crowborough.Thorley Weir</p>
E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
He is the soothing slumber, he is the soul awake, he is the big cucumber, that gives us the bellyache.Rippling Rhymes</p>
- an informal term for stomachache
- (intr) slang to complain repeatedly
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Word Origin and History for bellyache
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
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