bellyache

[ bel-ee-eyk ]
/ ˈbɛl iˌeɪk /
Informal.

noun

a pain in the abdomen or bowels.

verb (used without object), bel·ly·ached, bel·ly·ach·ing.

to complain; grumble.

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Origin of bellyache

belly + ache;def. 1 was first recorded in 1545–55, and def. 2, an Americanism, in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM bellyache

bel·ly·ach·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bellyache

bellyache
/ (ˈbɛlɪˌeɪk) /

noun

an informal term for stomachache

verb

(intr) slang to complain repeatedly

Derived forms of bellyache

bellyacher, noun
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Medical definitions for bellyache

bellyache
[ bĕlē-āk′ ]

n.

Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
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