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bellyache

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noun bel·ly·ache \ˈbe-lē-ˌāk\

Simple Definition of bellyache

  • : a pain in the stomach ( Brit )

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bellyache

  1. :  pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach :  stomachache

Examples of bellyache in a sentence

  1. He ate too much chili and it gave him a bellyache.

  2. He ate too much chili and it gave him bellyache.



1552

First Known Use of bellyache

1552


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bellyache

verb bel·ly·ache

Simple Definition of bellyache

  • : to complain in an annoying way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bellyache

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to complain whiningly or peevishly :  find fault

bellyacher

noun

Examples of bellyache in a sentence

  1. He was bellyaching about how long it took to get a table at the restaurant.

  2. <tired of the kids bellyaching every time they're asked to mow the lawn or take out the trash>



1881

First Known Use of bellyache

1881


Medical Dictionary

bellyache

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noun bel·ly·ache \ˈbel-ē-ˌāk\

Medical Definition of bellyache

  1. :  pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach :  stomachache





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