earache

[eer-eyk]
|

noun

pain in the ear; otalgia.

Nearby words

  1. ear wrap,
  2. ear-grabbing,
  3. ear-minded,
  4. ear-piercing,
  5. ear-splitting,
  6. earball,
  7. earbash,
  8. earbob,
  9. earbud,
  10. eardrop

Origin of earache

First recorded in 1650–60; ear1 + ache

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for earache


British Dictionary definitions for earache

earache

noun

pain in the middle or inner earTechnical name: otalgia Compare otitis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for earache

earache

n.

1789, from ear (n.1) + ache (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for earache

earache

[îrāk′]

n.

Pain in the ear; otalgia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.