achy

[ey-kee]
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Origin of achy

First recorded in 1870–75; ache + -y1
Related formsach·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for achy

aching, hurtful, nagging, raw, smarting, sore, tender, hurting, throbbing

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British Dictionary definitions for achy

achy

adjective achier or achiest
  1. affected by a continuous dull pain; aching
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Word Origin and History for achy
adj.

1875, first recorded in George Eliot's letters, from ache + -y (2). Middle English had akeful "painful" (early 15c.). Related: Achily; achiness.

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