achier; achiest
: afflicted with aches
feeling tired and achy
achiness noun

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 By Kate Graham-Shaw Ancient Egyptians might have understood an occupational hazard of today’s office workers: an achy back and neck. Kate Graham-Shaw, Scientific American, 27 June 2024 This experience can leave you feeling achy and spent emotionally and physically. Melissa Willets, Parents, 26 June 2024 Sean Rhine wakes up each day feeling stiff and achy for the first time in his life. Madeleine O'Neill, Baltimore Sun, 20 June 2024 So while those promoting the consumption of unpasteurized dairy have set their sights on returning to a simpler time, all that raw milk is probably going to offer is an achy gut — or something much worse. Elizabeth Yuko, Rolling Stone, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for achy 

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Word History


ache entry 2 + -y entry 1

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of achy was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Achy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


achier; achiest
: affected with aches
achiness noun
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