\ 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 Your veteran shortstop and DH are out of the lineup with a bad back and a pesky combo of achy calf and oblique soreness respectively. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "As veterans continue to underperform, it’s time for Rangers to start turning to young talent to lead the way," 26 Aug. 2020 The 49ers will closely monitor Dee Ford’s playing time after his offseason surgery on his achy knee. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "25 49ers predictions for 2020: Garoppolo will impress, Kinlaw will not," 14 Aug. 2020 His achy leg required deeper examination, which revealed a stress reaction and turned out to be just the start of one of the most difficult years of his basketball career. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Dylan Winder says recovery is on schedule, eager to finally show why Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him," 1 Aug. 2020 Given his broken finger, his fragile knees, his sore back and achy feet, not to mention his chronic agita, Bryant can't sit in a car for two hours. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "The Sikorsky S-76B was built to carry VIPs like Kobe Bryant. Here's what we know about the helicopter," 28 Jan. 2020 Post-bath, spread a few drops of the GingerChi oil — infused with warming ginger — between your palms and massage any achy spots to bring heat to the area and break up any remaining stiffness. New York Times, "The T List: Four Things We Recommend This Week," 26 Mar. 2020 Damian Lillard stood in front of his corner locker Friday night at the Moda Center, muscles achy, body drained, mind exhausted, and contemplated the future of the Western Conference semifinals. oregonlive, "Remembering classic Portland Trail Blazers games: Blazers outlast Denver Nuggets in 4-overtime ‘roller coaster’," 24 Mar. 2020 Allowing your low back to arch (or, to be more technical, allowing your pelvis to tip forward as your core disengages in certain movements), can lead to a very common achy complaint: low back pain. Amy Eisinger, M.a., SELF, "Core Strength Workout With Tabata Finisher," 31 Dec. 2019 Post-bath, spread a few drops of the GingerChi oil — infused with warming ginger — between your palms and massage any achy spots to bring heat to the area and break up any remaining stiffness. New York Times, "How to Run a Bath That Feels Like a Spa Treatment," 20 Mar. 2020

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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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31 Aug 2020

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“Achy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achy. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for achy

\ 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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