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backache

[bak-eyk]
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noun
  1. a pain, especially in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament.
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Origin of backache

First recorded in 1595–1605; back1 + ache
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Examples from the Web for backache

Historical Examples

  • I went down to see her two or three times afore I was took with this backache.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Did a man ever have a backache like the dragging, pulling, tearing ache of a woman?

  • The fireplace is high so that one tending it does not have to stoop and get a backache.

  • I had headache and backache and I cannot tell what aches besides.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • I used to get tired and have backache and roll around in bed.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch


British Dictionary definitions for backache

backache

noun
  1. an ache or pain in one's back
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backache in Medicine

backache

(băkāk′)
n.
  1. Discomfort or a pain in the region of the back or spine.
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