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or stomach ache

[stuhm-uh k-eyk] /ˈstʌm əkˌeɪk/
pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
Origin of stomachache
First recorded in 1755-65; stomach + ache
Related forms
stomach-achy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And they groaned over it—he and she—like people with the stomachache.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • Except that fever, I never had anything worse than a stomachache in all my life.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell
  • Like a box of sweets, and then you ran the risk of stomachache.

    Cinderella Jane

    Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Take a little wine for your stomachache, and a few clothes for your heartache.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • Can you be thankful for toothache, or stomachache, or any kind of ache?

    Mary Cary Kate Langley Bosher
  • Didn't I tell you I ought to have the biggest piece 'cause my stomach's the biggest, an' I'm not afraid of stomachache.

    The Right Knock

    Helen Van-Anderson
  • Bangbangsit is also considered as a cure for stomachache, diarrhoea, and is an aid in bringing on menstruation.

    The Tinguian Fay-Cooper Cole
  • While he was yet struggling between repentance and stomachache, the welcome sound of their voices was heard.

  • Folks did not know then, as well as they do now, that they had the stomachache because they were too fond of rich dainties.

    Analyzing Character

    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
British Dictionary definitions for stomachache


pain in the stomach or abdominal region, as from acute indigestion Technical name gastralgia Also called stomach upset, upset stomach
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stomachache in Medicine

stomachache stom·ach·ache (stŭm'ək-āk')
Pain in the stomach or abdomen.

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