backache

noun
back·​ache | \ ˈbak-ˌāk How to pronounce backache (audio) \

Definition of backache

: a pain in the lower back

Examples of backache in a Sentence

a patient suffering from backache
Recent Examples on the Web One was a woman with a headache and another, a man with a backache. Victoria Forster, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Warning signs of preterm birth include change in vaginal discharge, pelvic pressure, low backache, cramps and contractions that occur before 37 weeks, and abdominal cramps that may include diarrhea, per the CDC. Serena Coady, SELF, 11 May 2022 Just one week after the attacks, he was prescribed a muscle relaxant for a backache. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 His illness began with a bad backache, and then fevers that went up and down for a few days. Denise Grady, New York Times, 3 June 2021 By the end of my first month with the bump, my backache was chronic, and the bump felt as familiar to me as my own breasts. Morgan Thomas, The Atlantic, 16 May 2021 That means patients can consult with doctors about everything from flu symptoms or a backache to a psychiatry visit. Fortune, 22 Apr. 2020 Up to 53% reported physical and psychological issues such as fatigue, insomnia, obesity, backache, joint and neck pain, poor vision, breathlessness, stress, and loneliness. Prachi Salve, Quartz India, 12 Feb. 2020 The backache, by contrast, went on for months, even years. The Economist, 20 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of backache

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Backache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backache. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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backache

noun
back·​ache | \ ˈbak-ˌāk How to pronounce backache (audio) \

Medical Definition of backache

: a pain in the lower back

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