- having or causing an aching sensation: an achy back.
Origin of achy
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Since transitioning to a standing desk, the muscle cramps and achy back that plagued me have almost completely vanished.Work Like Churchill-Ditch Your Office Chair and Embrace the Standing Desk
June 2, 2014
“Achy Breaky 2” opens with a “comedic” introduction by Larry King.
“Achy Breaky 2” is really bad, and in an ideal world, no one would ever listen to it.
Catapulting “Achy Breaky 2” from weird to disturbingly weird is the insane amount of young, naked cyborg flesh on display.
Catapulting ‘Achy Breaky 2’ from weird to disturbingly weird is the insane amount of young, naked cyborg flesh on display.
Gigan′ticide, the act of killing a giant; Gigantol′ogy, description of giants; Gigantom′achy, a war of giants.
Tired and achy as they were at night, though, they were glad to find children in the next shack.Across the Fruited Plain
Florence Crannell Means
Jennie Harper had large dark eyes, and a funny, achy sort of voice.
Nelsen felt the scared earnestness of the appeal, and the achy shock of the compliment.
He thought, with an achy wistfulness, of a small hero-worshipping girl named Jennie Harper, at Serene.
- affected by a continuous dull pain; aching
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Word Origin and History for achy
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