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

Example Sentences

unable to play in tomorrow's football game because of an achy right knee
Recent Examples on the Web But Mobley was eventually able to loosen up his achy knee and rejoined the team, logging 31 total minutes, including 17 in the second half. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2023 Researching collagen to help his achy knees, a statistician explores the painfully weak evidence. Patrick Skerrett, STAT, 29 Dec. 2022 Turmeric is generally considered safe, and the spice’s anti-inflammatory properties might ease your achy joints. Jeanne Erdmann, Discover Magazine, 5 Feb. 2021 Walking around on hardwood or tile floors all day, without any helpful shock absorption from your footwear, can lead to achy joints and sore feet. Abigail Bailey, Good Housekeeping, 6 Dec. 2022 But that doesn't mean that tired, dry and achy feet don't deserve some TLC. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, 14 Nov. 2022 Say goodbye to achy feet with these comfortable slippers. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 25 July 2022 Dolores, Colorado Burrowed in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, the Dunton Hot Springs once soothed the sore muscles of the Ute Indians and later eased the achy bones of the gold mining crowd. Outside Online, 12 Feb. 2014 The emphasis was on recovery and mending his achy body. New York Times, 13 June 2022 See More

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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 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


achier; achiest
: affected with aches
achiness noun
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