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View synonyms for bellyache

bellyache

[ bel-ee-eyk ]

noun

  1. a pain in the abdomen or bowels.


verb (used without object)

, bel·ly·ached, bel·ly·ach·ing.
  1. to complain; grumble.

bellyache

/ ˈbɛlɪˌeɪk /

noun

  1. an informal term for stomachache


verb

  1. slang.
    intr to complain repeatedly
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Derived Forms

  • ˈbellyˌacher, noun
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Other Words From

  • belly·acher noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bellyache1

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

Well Andy Rooney did and nearly gave himself a bellyache over the results.

Thees yer bellyache what thins me every summer an' wears a fellow out, don't come from nothing but tearing about then.

He is the soothing slumber, he is the soul awake, he is the big cucumber, that gives us the bellyache.

Do not drink large quantities of cold spring water when heated,—it will give you a very bad bellyache.

"Well, I'm not a nuisance yet with rheumatics and bellyache," observed Lady Crowborough.

One day when visiting his sick wife I remembered the old story of his bellyache, and wanted to know how it then was.

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