or stom·ach ache

[stuhm-uh k-eyk]


pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.

Origin of stomachache

First recorded in 1755–65; stomach + ache
Related formsstom·ach-ach·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for stomachache

bellyache, gripe, pain, enteralgia

Examples from the Web for stomachache

Contemporary Examples of stomachache

Historical Examples of stomachache

  • And they groaned over it—he and she—like people with the stomachache.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • Except that fever, I never had anything worse than a stomachache in all my life.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell

  • Like a box of sweets, and then you ran the risk of stomachache.

    Cinderella Jane

    Marjorie Benton Cooke

  • Take a little wine for your stomachache, and a few clothes for your heartache.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips

  • Can you be thankful for toothache, or stomachache, or any kind of ache?

    Mary Cary

    Kate Langley Bosher

British Dictionary definitions for stomachache



pain in the stomach or abdominal region, as from acute indigestionTechnical name: gastralgia Also called: stomach upset, upset stomach
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stomachache in Medicine




Pain in the stomach or abdomen.
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