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.

Origin of backache

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

backache

/ (ˈbækˌeɪk) /

noun

an ache or pain in one's back
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Medicine definitions for backache

backache

[ băkāk′ ]

n.

Discomfort or a pain in the region of the back or spine.
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