backache

[bak-eyk]

Origin of backache

First recorded in 1595–1605; back1 + ache
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British Dictionary definitions for back-ache

backache

noun
  1. an ache or pain in one's back
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Word Origin and History for back-ache
n.

c.1600, from back (n.) + ache (n.).

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back-ache in Medicine

backache

[băkāk′]
n.
  1. Discomfort or a pain in the region of the back or spine.
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