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bellyache

[ bel-ee-eyk ]
/ 藞b蓻l i藢e瑟k /
Informal.
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noun
a pain in the abdomen or bowels.
verb (used without object), bel路ly路ached, bel路ly路ach路ing.
to complain; grumble.
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Origin of bellyache

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bellyache

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

bellyache
/ (藞b蓻l瑟藢e瑟k) /

noun
an informal term for stomachache
verb
(intr) slang to complain repeatedly

Derived forms of bellyache

bellyacher, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for bellyache

bellyache
[ b臅l膿-膩k鈥 ]

n.
Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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