[ luhm-bey-goh ]

  1. pain in the lower, or lumbar, region of the back or loins, especially chronic or recurring pain.

Origin of lumbago

1685–95; <Late Latin, equivalent to Latin lumb(us) loin + -āgō noun suffix

Words Nearby lumbago Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lumbago in a sentence

  • Capt. Cinnamond is still in bed with lumbago, whilst Major Weir is staying behind too.

  • Patients came to our offices, not complaining of headache or lumbago or cough, but asking for "something for that uric acid."

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
  • Praskovia Ivanovna had an attack of lumbago; she did not get down from the shelf bed, except with much difficulty to go to mass.

  • To wriggle under a cavity in this stone and come out on the other side, is an infallible remedy for lumbago.

  • Grammer had lumbago sometimes so you wouldn't hardly believe any one could suffer that way and live.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for lumbago


/ (lʌmˈbeɪɡəʊ) /

  1. pain in the lower back; backache affecting the lumbar region

Origin of lumbago

C17: from Late Latin lumbāgo, from Latin lumbus loin

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