verb (used without object), bel·ly·ached, bel·ly·ach·ing.
- bellybutton surgery,
Origin of bellyache
Examples from the Web for bellyache
Well Andy Rooney did and nearly gave himself a bellyache over the results.
One day when visiting his sick wife I remembered the old story of his bellyache, and wanted to know how it then was.
He is the soothing slumber, he is the soul awake, he is the big cucumber, that gives us the bellyache.Rippling Rhymes|Walt Mason
"Well, I'm not a nuisance yet with rheumatics and bellyache," observed Lady Crowborough.Thorley Weir|E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Let 'em find the sugar tub when their ma is to meetin' an' they won't worry 'bout the bellyache till it comes.In the Days of Poor Richard|Irving Bacheller
Dzewaka was at the height of his fame, when, on a certain day, Buddha happened to be troubled with bellyache.The Life or Legend of Gaudama|Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
also belly-ache, 1590s, from belly (n.) + ache (n.). The verb in the slang sense of "complain" is first recorded 1888, American English; it appears not to have been used earlier than that, if ever, in a literal sense. Related: bellyached; bellyaching.