labor pains

[ ley-ber peynz ]

plural noun
  1. pain experienced as a result of uterine contractions during childbirth.

  2. difficulties, problems, or setbacks encountered during the initial phase of a business or project.

Origin of labor pains

First recorded in 1745–55

Words Nearby labor pains Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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