backache

[ bak-eyk ]
/ ˈbækˌeɪk /

noun

a pain, especially in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of backache

First recorded in 1595–1605; back1 + ache
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for backache

British Dictionary definitions for backache

backache
/ (ˈbækˌeɪk) /

noun

an ache or pain in one's back
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for backache

backache
[ băkāk′ ]

n.

Discomfort or a pain in the region of the back or spine.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.