achy

adjective
\ ˈā-kē How to pronounce achy (audio) \
achier; achiest

Definition of achy

: afflicted with aches feeling tired and achy

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Other Words from achy

achiness noun

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Examples of achy in a Sentence

unable to play in tomorrow's football game because of an achy right knee
Recent Examples on the Web Perfect for: Old dogs and pups with achy joints that can't quite jump onto the couch or bed. Emily Belfiore, PEOPLE.com, 13 Aug. 2021 Lastly, don't miss the Qi Journey, a blend of ancient Thai massage, acupuncture, and Craniosacral therapy, known to relieve everything from achy joints to stagnant energy. Kate Donnelly, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2021 The best-selling Furhaven Orthopedic Dog Bed has over 48,500 five-star ratings on Amazon (and the stamp of approval from Sugar, who is a particularly picky lab) because it's designed to fully support pets' achy joints. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 June 2021 Finding the best pillow can take many restless nights (or years!) of testing and maybe even an achy neck here and there. Samantha Rees, Vogue, 17 Mar. 2021 With across-the-board 5 star reviews, even non-gamers seem to love this pick, which includes customizable, four-zone LED color backlighting for a vibrant display, plus a detachable wrist rest to soothe achy hands, wrists and forearms. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2021 By implementing a deep kneading technique to improve blood flow, stimulate muscle recovery, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation, the at-home gadget is winning over shoppers — and their achy arches. Jayla Andrulonis, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2021 Some are infused with cloves, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and other ingredients that create moist heat and soothe achy feet. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 20 Feb. 2021 The 49ers will closely monitor Dee Ford’s playing time after his offseason surgery on his achy knee. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, 9 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of achy

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achy

ache entry 2 + -y entry 1

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Dictionary Entries Near achy

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20 Aug 2021

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“Achy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achy. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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achy

adjective
\ ˈā-kē How to pronounce achy (audio) \
achier; achiest

Medical Definition of achy

: affected with aches

Other Words from achy

achiness noun

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